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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.