Protests as RPI inflation rise spells rail fares increase of 6.2 per cent

Protests as RPI inflation rise spells rail fares increase of 6.2 per cent

Metro – Protests are taking place at 40 rail stations across the country as official figures showed the rate of inflation used to calculate fare increases had risen to 3.2 per cent, meaning commuters could be paying at least 6.2 per cent more for their journeys from next year. Commuters face average rail fare rises of 6.2 per cent, while season tickets could go up in price by 11.2 per cent (Picture: PA) The Office for National Statistics said retail price index (RPI) inflation had risen to 3.2 per cent in July from 2.8 per cent in June, while consumer price index (CPI) inflation, which excludes mortga…

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