Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary Mary Creagh MP will set out The Choice over Britain’s railways ahead of next year’s General Election, in a speech on Tuesday 19 August.
The Choice is clear: commuters face fare rises of up to 5.6 per cent next year - on top of inflation busting fare rises of nearly 20 per cent since David Cameron came to power.
Labour will undertake the biggest reform of the railways since privatisation, reforming the franchise system and legislating to allow a public sector operator to run lines to ensure better value for money. The pressure on fare payers will be eased by passing on the savings, capping annual rises and ensuring everyone is offered the cheapest ticket for every journey.
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