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“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”.

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