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8:01am 2nd January 2012

Getting a train in Cornwall has just got more expensive.

First Great Western is putting up fares.

The average ticket is now around six percent pricier. That means another seven pounds on some tickets from Penzance to Paddington.

Edward Welsh from the Association of Train Operating Companies insists the inflation-busting hike is necessary. He said, "This is part of the government's austerity policy, which is to reduce the contributions from taxpayers. But that means passengers have to pay more. In the long term the question is - who pays for our railways?"

8:01am 2nd January 2012

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