Thursday 6 December 2018 / 11:42 AM Andy McDonald / Transport

Andy McDonald comments on new rail statistics showing a 2.5% decline in punctuality and reliability and a spike in significantly late or cancelled services

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, commenting on the publication of the latest rail statistics showing a 2.5% decline in punctuality and reliability and a spike in significantly late or cancelled services, said:

“The travelling public have already suffered a miserable year of delays and cancellations so it’s outrageous that rail users will be hit with another above inflation fare rise in January. At the very least, fares should rise no higher than the Consumer Price Index and be frozen altogether on routes that were impacted by the timetable chaos.

“The inability of the Government to deliver a reliable rail service is playing havoc with people’s work and family lives. Labour will take the railways into public ownership, prevent above inflation fare rises and deliver the reliable services that passengers and our economy needs.”