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Cross-border rail fares go up by 3.1%

RAIL passengers in Scotland using cross-border services will see prices go up by 3.1% from today.

The rise is lower than a previously planned 4.1% and follows moves in England to raise in line with inflation.

The decision to cap regulated fare increases at Retail Price Index, instead of RPI+1%, comes months after the Scottish Government promised the same for people using Scotrail services. Regulated fares include season tickets, single and off-peak journeys.

The rises mean a return fare from Glasgow or Edinburgh to London will be about £1 cheaper than it would have been with RPI+1%.

The UK Government sets fare increases for rail services in England and cross-Border services while the Scottish and Welsh governments set tariffs for their domestic services.

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