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FTSE 350: Catching the right transport is a tricky task

FTSE 350: Catching the right transport is a tricky task

If annual fare increases are a barometer, investors looking for inflation-proof stocks might think they could do worse than a company that runs trains. Average fares in the UK rose by 2.3 per cent at the start of January as the burden of paying for the rail network continues to shift onto passengers. The bill used to be split equally between the government and users, but the latter now pay around 70 per cent of the cost.

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