PASSENGERS using Huntingdon and St Neots railway stations will soon be able to withdraw money from cash machines without having to pay the current £1.80 fee.

Train operator First Capital Connect said the two Huntingdonshire stations were expected to be among the first included in the roll-out of a contract with a new supplier, starting this month.

A spokesman said the new supplier would charge card issuers a fee for each withdrawal and expected the number of withdrawals to increase fivefold when the charge ceased to apply.

Keith Jipps, FCC's customer service director, said: "After receiving much feedback regarding the cash machine charges we took the decision to abolish these fees as soon as the contract we were tied into came to an end. I am confident our customers will welcome the change once it is completed in March."