Tuesday 5 January 2021 / 4:39 PM Jim McMahon / Rail

Jim McMahon responds to reports rail services will be axed by half

Jim McMahon MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to reports rail services will be axed by half, said:

“The Government must ensure that transport services are being run in such a way that the essential workers using them, as well as staff, are kept safe.

“The bailout of the rail industry is expected to exceed £9bn and ministers cannot continue to shift the financial burden onto the taxpayer while guaranteeing private companies’ profits.

“The Government needs to come up with a long-term plan to ensure the industry can recover, while providing value for money for those who rely on it.”