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Rail fares cut or frozen in East

National Express train
National Express East Anglia says the frozen fares are "good news"

Rail fares for National Express East Anglia are either being frozen or being reduced, the train company has said.

Season tickets are being reduced in price from 2 January 2010 by an average of 0.4%.

Other fares including advance fares and off-peak tickets are being frozen with prices held at 2009 levels.

The firm runs services between London and Cambridge and Norwich, which includes key rail lines linking the capital with Essex and Suffolk.

'Better value'

Andrew Chivers, National Express East Anglia's managing director, said: "This is very good news for our customers.

"Season-ticket holders will see the cost of rail travel come down in January 2010.

"We have also frozen other fares at the existing prices meaning that customers will benefit from a zero price increase in rail fares which in real terms will offer even better value."

The new fares include those regulated by the government, which have to decrease by 0.4%, and those set by the train companies, which can increase.

The new rail fares take effect from Saturday.

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