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This commuter sums up how people feel about train fares

This commuter was interviewed by STV's David Cowan at Edinburgh Park last night. She speaks for all of us.


Passengers are set to see fares increase in the new year by 3.5 per cent unless the government - as it did last year - intervenes.

Train operators are allowed to increase regulated fares (including season tickets, anytime single tickets within major cities and off-peak inter-city return tickets) by one per cent above the July inflation figure according to the Retail Price Index, which the Office for National Statistics yesterday revealed as 2.5 per cent.

Train fares have risen at a faster rate than inflation every year for more than a decade, apart from January this year.

The Campaign for Better Transport said fares have gone up 24 per cent since the 2010 general election, while wages have grown by only seven per cent in the same time.

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