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Train fares to rise by almost six per cent in 2012

RISE: Train fares to increase

TRAIN FARES will rise by an average of 5.9 percent in January 2012, the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) has said.

The ATOC has said the increase in prices will pay for better travel facilities such as "new trains, faster services and better stations."

Passengers already contribute a massive £6.5bn to the running of the railways.

The group's chief executive Michael Roberts told the BBC: "The long standing government approach to sustaining rail investment is to cut the contribution from taxpayers and increase the share paid for by passengers."

The news comes after Chancellor George Osborne agreed to cap fare increases at six percent last month instead of the expected eight per cent.

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