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Maria Eagle MP, Labour's Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to reports that the Government is to abandon plans for new Super Peak tickets, said:

"The fact that Ministers were even planning to hike rail fares by another 40 per cent at peak time over just five years to price people off the busiest trains shows how out of touch they are.

"Commuters will not be celebrating this decision when they still face annual increases of up to nine per cent because the Government now lets train companies average out the so called cap on fare rises. Labour would stand up to vested interests on behalf of passengers and strictly enforce the cap on fare rises on every route."

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