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Passengers face rail fare rises
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Some fares outside Strathclyde will be increased
Rail passengers in some parts of Scotland are facing new fare increases from January.

First ScotRail fares outside the Strathclyde area will rise by 4.8% from 2 January.

There will be no increase on standard open return tickets on Edinburgh and Glasgow to Inverness services.

Last year, First ScotRail announced an average rise of 4.3%, as well as increases of up to 10% on open return tickets introduced in August.

First Scotrail said that Value Advance2 fares would be frozen at current levels on more than 80 journeys across Scotland.

Peter Williams, First ScotRail's commercial director, welcomed the freeze on certain tickets.

Rail fares
Aberdeen-Glasgow or Edinburgh: Open Return - up from 60 to 62.90
Aberdeen-Glasgow or Edinburgh: Supersaver Return - Up from 40.10 to 42
Aberdeen to Glasgow Value Advance Return - Up from 39.50 to 41.40
Aberdeen to Glasgow Value Advance2 Return - No change

Mr Williams said: "We have seen growth of 17% in three years.

"I am confident that demand for rail travel will continue through our value for money strategy, improved performance and reliability and continued investment."

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