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Rail passengers to find out how much season ticket prices will rise.

RAIL passengers will today learn just how much their season tick-tickets will rise in January 2015, with Labour and transport campaigners pointing out the already-high cost of train travel.

e new-year rise, determined by today's RPI in"ation gure, will take the overall increase in fares to around 24.7% during this Parliament, according to the Campaign for Better Transport.

And Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh will warn today of a further rise of 24% by 2018 should the Conservatives stay in power.

July's RPI in"ation gure, on which the January rise in season tickets is based, is being published today by the Oce for National Statistics.

e current annual price-rise formula is for regulated fares, which include season tickets, to rise by the rate of RPI plus 1%, which could see average fares going up around 3.6%.

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