Wednesday 26 May 2021 / 12:01 AM Transport

Labour reacts to the Government’s announcement on regional rail

Tan Dhesi MP, Labour’s Shadow Rail Minister, commenting on the Government’s announcement on regional rail, said:

“Yet another rail infrastructure announcement with no timescales attached. Communities want action, not just warm words and more promises from a party that regularly dithers and delays.

“This announcement is no substitute for the long awaited and postponed integrated rail plan which must be published now and must involve a rolling programme of electrification, not delivering in dribs and drabs, which ends up costing the British taxpayer more.

“Instead of delivering on the improvements he pledged, Boris Johnson is raising rail fares and cutting Network Rail budgets, whilst his flexible ticketing announcement lacks the detail to make it meaningful.”