A group representing rail passengers in Bradford is set to contact transport chiefs to lobby for a minimum fare increase amid fears of 6.2 per cent rise.

A spokesman for the Bradford Rail Users Group (BRUG) said: “The Department for Transport will allow train operators to raise fares by inflation (RPI) plus three per cent. This could lead to fare rises of 6.2 per cent.

“Northern Rail and Metro will now work together to agree how the rise will be distributed across the fare structure. BRUG will be contacting both organisations to campaign for a minimum increase following several years of doubled-up fare rises.”