Regulated fares to rise 3.2%, while transport secretary ignites wages storm Regulated fares to rise 3.2%, while transport secretary ignites wages storm

Rail fares are set to rise by 3.2 per cent in January, after the July RPI figure was published. Campaigners are calling for a freeze, while angry unions are opposing a suggestion by transport secretary Chris Grayling that if the lower Consumer Price Index is used to set future fares then it should also be used to calculate railway wages. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “The Government’s shambolic mismanagement of our railways has been a national embarrassment and they must now step in to freeze fares charged on the worst performing routes.”

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