Tuesday 4 September 2018 / 5:45 PM Andy McDonald / Rail

Tinkering won’t change the fact that rail franchising has failed

Andy McDonald, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to reports that Theresa May is planning a review of UK rail franchising, said:

“Long suffering rail passengers don’t need a review to explain to them that the franchising system is broken beyond repair. I can tell the Prime Minister now that no amount of tinkering will change the fact that rail franchising has failed, does not deliver and never will.

“What we’ve heard today just proves that this Government is blind to the best solution for improving the UK’s railway, and the one that the public backs: Labour’s policy of public ownership.”