Democratic Party members have threatened to invade the MTR in protest at fare rises. They want fares of all three railways brought under Legislative Council control. The MTR this week announced rises which would mean about 78 per cent of passengers paying between 10 cents and $1.20 more a trip. Democrat legislator Sin Chung-kai said they would decide whether to stage a 'sit-in' next week if the company did not think again. 'But our decision will be made on the principle that we won't cause inconvenience to passengers,' he said. Mr Sin said private members' bills would be put forward to change the ordinances of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCR) and Mass Transit Railway (MTR) Corporation so that Legco could vet rises. Mr Sin said: 'Currently, the two companies are free from the Legco control to decide fare adjustment of the three railways - the MTR, KCR and the Light Transit Railway.' He said other companies, including Hong Kong Ferry, were subject to monitoring.