Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson has raised concerns over plans to increase rail fares by around 6.2 per cent next year.

The city’s MP has written to Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Transport, to voice his concerns about the proposals.

Mr Jackson said:

“Quite rightly people in Peterborough are concerned about the outrageous level of increases at a time of economic turmoil.

“We should be supporting household budgets and people who are working, not trying to make life more difficult for them.

“I will be writing to Justine Greening and also meeting with transport and treasury ministers when they return from their summer breaks.

“I want to make the case that any raises should be at the rate of inflation plus one per cent instead of plus three per cent, which is being planned.

“The government needs to look at ways of finding money to alleviate these rises and it’s also up to the train companies themselves to cut their coat according to their cloth.”

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