Rail fares: train operators accused of milking the system as rises kick in
Average increase across the country of 2.3% prompts calls from campaigners for the fares and ticketing system to be overhauled
Higher rail fares have come into effect, with passengers across Britain facing an average rise of 2.3%, prompting renewed outcry from campaigners.
The overall rise in prices will outstrip the increase in season tickets set by the government, leading unions to accuse private train companies of milking the system.
Source: Guardian Transport