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Lucy comments on Greater Manchester rail fares hike

Lucy today voiced her concerns over the hiking up of rail fares and the impact on her constituents in Manchester.

One of the consequences of this increase in rail prices is that some could be forced for pay an extra £35 more per year to simply commute into Manchester city centre. This is largely due to a 3.5 per cent rise in regulated rail fares from January onwards, following the release of July’s inflation figures.

Fares may very well soar by up to a quarter over the next four years if the Tories’ continue with the current “inflation-busting” price rises.

Manchester Central MP Lucy Powell said:

“This latest hike in fares means that yet again passengers in Greater Manchester will be paying more.

“Fares have continually risen throughout this Parliament and David Cameron refuses to act. Passengers in Greater Manchester need a better deal and I am glad that a Labour Government would cap annual fares and reform the system.”

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