Caroline has responded to the announcement of a fare increase for train passengers. Lucas said the increase of 3.4% is a 'body blow to hard pressed passengers'.
"This inflation-busting fare increase is a body blow to hard pressed passengers. Every year we see the privatised railways deliver ticket price increases, while the cost of driving continues to plummet in real terms. The Government needs to sort its priorities out.
"It's clearly time for publicly owned railways - and for the Government to stop these outrageous price increases. Passengers deserve better than this privatisation disaster."