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Government spin on rail fares

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18 August 2009: The Government is pretending it's being tough on train companies by sticking to the RPI+1% formula for regulated train fares.

July's RPI figure of -1.4% means that regulated train fares should fall by 0.4% in January 2010 - but that will still mean a rise in real terms of 1% above inflation, as normal.

Now that the inflation rate is negative, the Government is trying to pretend it's standing up for passengers, but actually its policy is to make us pay higher fares every year.

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