Andrew Smith MP backs campaign against plan to hit commuters with a 40% Super Peak fares hike.
Speaking at the launch of Labour's campaign Andrew said: “After the broken promise to hard pressed commuters to cap this year’s rail fare rises, the misery for passengers is set to continue with the Tory / Lib-Dem plans to introduce new Super Peak tickets.
“At a time when transport costs are rapidly rising and people across the country are facing a real squeeze, commuters paying thousands for a season ticket should not be forced off peak-time trains.
"If they get away with introducing these new Super Peak tickets, the Tory / Lib-Dem plans suggest peak time prices could go up by a staggering 40% on top of planned fares rises over just five years.
“The Tories and Lib-Dems seem intent on pricing many commuters off the services they rely on to get to work. That is why Oxford Labour is campaigning against these plans and is calling on the coalition government to think again.”