It's that time of year again. Well, not just yet: BBC: Commuters will find out later how much rail fares are to go up next year when inflation figures are released. The article has all the usual ingredients: a union representative calling for renationalisation, a passenger's opinion and the DfT putting in a word. It would have been nice to see a cost breakdown to show us where all the money is actually going. I believe around 5% is TOC profit, whilst NR costs are around 45%? Note I couldn't find a similar thread in existence for this year's fare rises. Apologies if I've duplicated the topic!