Millions of rail users in the UK will see a 3.6% increase in regulated rail fares from January 2018. Train operators can raise fares by as much as the Retail Prices Index (RPI) figure for July. This figure is the highest since 2011, when it was 5%. Passenger groups said commuters would be worst-hit, and suggested that the RPI measure should be scrapped. The most widely watched and used measure, the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), was unchanged at 2.6%.
Millions of rail users will see the price of regulated rail fares rise by up to 3.6% in January.