Passengers need affordable, reliable train services – Andy McDonald
Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to the Northern Rail compensation announcement, said:
“Passengers on Northern who were made to fund their own compensation packages following the timetabling chaos are set to be hit with a 3.2% fares hike in January, with the cost of travel having risen three times faster than average wages since 2010.
“What passengers need are affordable, reliable services. The Government should enforce a fares freeze on the route as it is unacceptable that passengers should be even further out of pocket following months of disruption.”