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Rail fares for season tickets and other regulated fares, have risen nearly three times faster than wages over the last five years, according to new analysis from the TUC.
UK commuters spend over three times more of their salary on rail fares than most European passengers, research has revealed.
Commuters, environmentalists and transport groups are concerned about the impact of price increases by rail companies next year
Public transport campaigners say that the government is colluding with private rail companies to inflict more pain on passengers.
Rail fares are due to rise significantly from January 2013, the Government has announced – sparking a series of protests at train stations across the country.
In a new year message, Green Party Leader Caroline Lucas has said that “politics does not have to be a straight choice between power and principles”.