Scots set to save on rail fares

RAIL fares are set to rise faster in England and Wales than in Scotland from next year, saving Scottish commuters up to £750 over the next four years, it has been claimed.

Lobby group Campaign for Better Transport said the Scottish government would not raise the cap on regulated train fares for ScotRail routes in line with increases in England.

Alexandra Woodsworth, Campaign for Better Transport's public transport campaigner, said: "Fares are already far too expensive and we need to reverse the trend of year on year increases. However, Scottish passengers can take some comfort in the fact that increases on ScotRail routes won't be nearly as steep as those facing the rest of Britain."