“We are not nearly as expensive as is being presented”

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“We are not nearly as expensive as is being presented”

Liberal Democrat minister Norman Baker says the government is not attempting to drive people away from using the railways, as train fares rise above inflation for the tenth consecutive year. The MP said tickets are “not that expensive” if off-peak and advance fares are taken into consideration.

Fake train tickets made by a protestor of the hike in prices. Photograph: Getty Images

Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia

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