Rail commuters hit by 4.2% average fare rise

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Rail fares for season ticket holders have increased by an average of 4.3%, as the annual price hike announced in August comes into effect.

Overall, ticket prices have gone up by 3.9% in England, Wales and Scotland, but rises vary between train operators.

The TUC has claimed average train fares have risen nearly three times faster than average incomes since 2008.

Transport minister Norman Baker said the government had intervened to ensure fare rises were capped at about 4%.

Richard Westcott reports.

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