Why do rail fares go up?

The cap on how much regulated rail fares can be increased next year will be confirmed at 9.30am on Wednesday.

The PA news agency looks at nine key questions around the controversial issue:

– Why does the cost of train travel increase every year?

It has been the policy of successive governments to switch the burden of funding the railways from taxpayers to passengers.

– How much more expensive have train fares become?

A briefing paper published by the House of Commons Library states that between January…
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