Grant Shapps vowed to bin repetitive rail announcements as part of his "bonfire of banalities".
The 18-year-old shared his love of trains in a new BBC documentary featuring himself and his mum.
Despite critics already dismissing the plans as impractical and a waste of money.
The increase applies to regulated fares, which will include season tickets, anytime urban tickets and off-peak long-distance returns.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps chairs the daily Downing Street press briefing alongside chairman of Network Rail Sir Peter Hendy. It comes as the UK coronavirus death toll nears 40,000.
Kings Cross station has been badly affected.
Network Rail warned disruption is likely to continue into Friday.
Tracks could buckle as the temperature soars.
A fallen tree and a fatality are accounting for the divide.
Officers believe the incident relates to "Britain’s exit from the European Union”.