Train fares to rise by nearly six per cent despite government 'intervention'

Rail fares in England will rise by nearly 6% in March, the Department for Transport (DfT) said.   

It said this is 6.4 percentage points lower than the inflation  operators set unregulated fares, 

It will heap more cost onto hard-pressed travellers,  had moved to keep the rise well below the current rate of inflation. 

"It has been a difficult year and the impact of  across the UK economy. We do not want to add to the problem. 

less than half of passengers think the railway  on delivering value for money tickets. 

After months of unreliable services and strike  passengers are not getting a value for money service.