Highest rail fare rise in nine years takes effect
BBC News says the highest rail fare rises for nine years have come into force for rail travellers in England and Wales.
Regulated fares in England and Wales will rise by up to 3.8%.
They cover around half of fares and include season tickets on most commuter routes.
Labour condemned what it called a “brutal” rise while the TUC union said it would “make it harder for city centres to bounce back” from Covid.
But the government said the increase was below the rate of inflation.
The current retail prices index (RPI) measure of inflation stands at 7.8%.
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