Wednesday 1 February 2017 / 9:52 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

It’s welcome news that simplifying fares will be trialled but it is clear that this is just tinkering around the edges – Andy McDonald

Andy
McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary
, commenting on
reports that reforms to the rail fare system will be trialled this May, said:

“It’s
welcome news that simplifying fares will be trialled but it is clear that this
is just tinkering around the edges. 

“Privatised rail has created a fragmented system with a jumble of operators
offering a complicated array of fares for passengers to navigate. 

“Passengers don’t want to shop around for tickets, they want to get from A to B
for the cheapest price. This is why Labour will bring our railways back into
public ownership, creating an integrated national network with simple and
affordable fares for all.”