“Labour’s backwards-looking policy - bought by the trade unions - would cost billions in wasteful new spending and would kill off vital investment.” WILL QUINCE MP Member of the Transport Select Committee says Labour would take the railways back to the ‘bad old days’ with its renationalisation policy.
“It has taken the threat of Judicial Review to cause the Department to revisit proposals.” its WARREN DREW Keep Island Line in Franchise campaigner believes DfT plans for the line to become a ‘self-sustaining business’ have been dropped.
“We need to sustain investment to build a modern railway, and money from fares helps this.” us to do PAUL PLUMMER Chief Executive at the Rail Delivery Group defends fare increases.
“It is crucial that we know the views of people from across all parts of our population.” diverse TONY LLOYD Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester is seeking views from residents to help shape the long-term future of transport in the region.
“It’s little wonder that trust in train companies is falling.” ALEX NEILL Which? Director of Policy and Campaigns responds to rail fare increases.
“It’s no surprise the Government is whacking up fares, but it will still come as a slap in the face for rail passengers.” FLORENCE ESHALOMI Labour’s London Assembly transport spokesman says passengers shouldn’t be paying more money for “a shoddy service”.