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two-uk-british-rail-railway-train-tickets-with-pound-coins-on-top-of-them-are-pictured-on-a-table-top-PEJ522.jpg?profile=RESIZE_400xRail fares will rise more than expected next year - although the new inflation-busting 2.6% increase is being delayed until 1 March.

Regulated fares were expected to increase by 1.6% in January, as successive governments linked annual rises to July's RPI inflation rate.

Rail minister Chris Heaton-Harris said the rise reflected "unprecedented taxpayer support" for rail this year.

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