Politician calls for a rethink on train fares

An MP has weighed into a debate on train ticket costs by calling for a fare cap to prevent costs getting out of control.

Corby and East Northants MP Andy Sawford said he would contact East Midlands Trains director David Horne and MP Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport, to highlight planned fare increases on train journeys in the area. Last week, the Telegraph reported that journeys from Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough to London were to rise by £2 or more in the new year.

Mr Sawford said: “I have received several letters from local people who are disappointed about the rise in both train tickets and station car park fees. The cost of getting to work is spiralling and the Government are doing nothing. I would like to see a fare cap enforced on every route and restoration of the ban on train firms imposing higher increases.”