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MPs speak out against rail fare rises

Rail fares to rise by an average 6.2% Photo:

MPs in Kent who are against plans to increase train fares next year are calling for the Government to put a cap on prices.

It was announced last week that charges will rise by an average of 6.2 per cent from January - that's twice the rate of inflation. The highest rises could go up to 11 per cent.

Mark Reckless MP for Rochester & Strood was one of those to voice his opinion.

VIDEO: Later this year, rail fare rises are due to take place in the South East. Rises will be more than 6%. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reported on the campaign to stop the increases. He talked to MarK Reckless MP, Rochester and Strood, Cons; Tracey Crouch MP, Chatham and Aylesford, Cons; Caroline Lucas MP, Brighton Pavilion, Green; John Denham, Southampton Itchen, Labour; and Theresa Villiers MP, Transport Minister