In advance of today's publication of the Government’s review into the costs of the rail industry, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Maria Eagle MP has set out three areas of the government’s expected plans that Labour will oppose.
Labour will oppose any proposals to:
Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary Maria Eagle MP said:
”It's clear that the Tory-led Government plans to embark on a dangerous experiment by breaking up Britain's railway infrastructure. We do need to look at taking costs out of the industry but yet more fragmentation isn't the answer. Neither should passengers be expected to take on yet more of the cost when they are already seeing household budgets squeezed by the eye watering fare rises ordered by Ministers.
“If we are all in this together then why is the burden yet again on the fare-payer but not on those already making huge profits which are lost to the industry and help to drive up the cost to the taxpayer.”