Rail fare rises cut to 6pc

COMMUTERS will gain slight relief in George Osborne’s Autumn Statement as he is expected to announce peak and season ticket price rises will be capped at a lower level.

Rises will be kept below six per cent, it is thought, rather than the eight per cent previously anticipated.

This will cost the Treasury £300m, but a department source told City A.M. that the overall package announced tomorrow will not add to the deficit.