Fares to travel on ScotRail services will increase from next month in an end to the freeze on ticket prices, The Scotsman can reveal.

All fares will rise for ScotRail trips by 4.8 per cent from July 3.

The decision will end an extended freeze introduced by the Scottish Government to help amid the cost-of-living crisis triggered by rising inflation.

The freeze was first announced in September last year, with the Government postponing any fares increase for three months from the usual rise in January.

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