Thursday 2 January 2020 / 9:44 AM Andy McDonald / Transport

Rail passengers are once again paying more for less under the Tories – Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, commenting on rail fare increases, said:

“Today’s average fare increase means ticket prices have risen by 40% since 2010. It shows that this government is not serious about supporting either public transport or tackling climate change, road congestion and air quality.

“In contrast, rail fares in Germany were cut by 10% yesterday. Labour pledged to cut rail fares by 33% to encourage people to get out of their cars and get on the train.

“Following years of broken promises and cuts to investment and services, passengers are once again paying more for less under the Tories.”