Rail Minister Claire Perry said she sympathises with passengers who have had to contend with "inflation-busting fare rises almost every year over the last decade" but insisted the Government was committed to "fair fares".
What we have got to do is make sure rail passengers, who could be forgiven for thinking 'What on earth am I getting for these rises I've seen over the last decade?', start to realise that they are paying fair fares for comfortable commuting.
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