Rail fare rise reduced

Government announces it is cutting its proposed rail fare rises.

Passenger power reduces rail fare rise

The Government has announced it is cutting its proposed rail fare rises following a campaign by commuters and the region's MPs.

In January, fares were supposed to go up by more than six per cent (6.2%) but today it was revealed that's been reduced to just over four (4.2%) instead. For passengers it means an annual season ticket costing £5,000 will go up by £210 instead of £310.

The Government have also confirmed the rise next year will also be capped to inflation plus one per cent. **

But commuters say it's still too much as our transport correspondent Mike Pearse reports.