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Maria Eagle MP, Shadow Transport Secretary, on the eve of train operating companies confirming rail fares for 2012, said:

"Ministers have shown how completely out of touch they are with the rising costs of commuting, by failing to stick to the tough rules Labour established in Government to prevent train companies from increasing some ticket prices by more than the fare cap.

"It’s clear that many commuters are facing a fares fiddle thanks to the Government’s decision to allow train companies to average out the revised fare cap across a range of tickets, meaning many tickets will rise by a shocking nine per cent in the New Year.”

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