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Rail fares Q&A: Why are they going up again?

By Richard Westcott
Transport correspondent, BBC News

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image captionRail fares rise by an average amount, meaning that some may have bigger increases than others

Rail tickets are about to go up again - by an average of 4.1% from January 2014.

That's 1% above inflation - and will apply to all regulated fares, including season tickets.

The actual pounds and pence price hikes won't be revealed for a while yet, but why the seemingly inexorable rise?

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