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Higher peak-time rail fares opposed

The government should rule out using peak-time train fare rises to manage passenger numbers, MPs have said.

A Commons Transport committee report said this "would for the most part be a tax on commuters who have no effective choice over how or when they travel".

Many lower-paid workers could not avoid travelling at peak times, it said.

Richard Westcott reports.

  • 04 Jan 2013
  • From the section UK