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Cornwall Stands Up To Soaring Rail Fares

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 4:28pm 19th August 2014. (Updated at 4:29pm 19th August 2014)

Cornwall stands up to soaring rail fares.

Passengers will face a three and a half percent rise next year, based on inflation figures.

That is well above wages.

The government insists cash is being spent on improving our railways.

But campaigners argue privatisation was a mistake.

Some will be outside Truro station later.

Transport Minister Claire Perry said: "The frustration for people is we have seen over the last decade some pretty hefty inflation busting rises in rail fares, and for what, so the challenge is making sure fares are fair and that commuting is done in comfort.

"What I want to deliver is people being able to commute in comfort, and also to have fare fairs, and I think people are rightly saying well hang on, over the last ten years my journey has got worse, I've seen some pretty eye popping increases over and above inflation."

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