RAIL passengers will be hit with another above-inflation fares increase next year to make them yet again contribute more to improvements to the network.
First ScotRail tickets will rise by an average of 4.3 per cent from 2 January, but there will be sharper increases for some tickets on GNER and Virgin, whose trains also serve Scotland.
Across Britain, most train operators will increase the price of their capped fares, such as peak-hour fares and season tickets – which account for 40 per cent of the total – by 4.3 per cent.
Other tickets will rise by an average of 4.7 per cent.
Rail fare rises to outstrip inflation