Newslinks | Watchdog Condemns Rail Hikes

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A consumer watchdog has labelled looming above-inflation rail fare rises "unfair and unjustified".While regulated fares, which include most season tickets, are going up by an average of 4.8% from Wednesday, other fares are set to rise by more than 9%.

Anthony Smith, chief executive of Passenger Focus, said passengers were even being asked to pay more on train lines that had poor service records.

Campaigners also argue that the hikes will drive people back into their cars.

More available here from the BBC.