Train fares in Britain will rise by an average of 3.4% in January, the rail industry announced recently. The new fares came into effect on 2 January, industry body the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) said. “For public sector workers and many others in our communities who have had their pay and benefits capped or frozen by the Government, these fare increases are another twist of the economic knife.”
It marks the largest fare hike for passengers in five years. Prices increased by 3.9% in 2013.
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