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Rail campaigners have warned passengers not to be "taken in" by claims tickets will get cheaper thanks to a fall in inflation.
Although some regulated fares will fall by 0.4%, most tickets bought for longer journeys such as Newcastle Newcastle, city, Australia
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Previous years have seen ticket prices go up by as much as 10%.
The Campaign for Better Transport has also said that despite 'Government spin', fares would still increase 1% above inflation in real terms next year.