Commuters brace for steepest fare rise in five years as UK inflation rises to 3.6%
Campaigners call for fares freeze saying passengers are ‘paying more for less’ as latest jump in RPI raises prospect of hefty increase in rail ticket prices
Rail fares for commuters in England and Wales will increase by 3.6% from next year, adding weight to already-squeezed incomes from higher prices.
The rise, the biggest annual increase in five years, is set by the government and linked to July’s Retail Prices Index measure of inflation announced by the Office for National Statistics on Tuesday. The higher fares will take effect from January.
Source: Guardian Transport