Here’s an extract from Labour’s ‘Daily Squeeze’ newsletter for rail passengers published in January 2019.
“The next Labour government will stand up for the many and reform our railways to deliver a better deal for commuters.
Under the Tories fares are rising, public money is being wasted, and promised investment is not being delivered.
Labour will put passengers before profits by bringing our railways into public ownership and reform transport services to deliver better services and value for money.
A Labour government will cap train fares and end the Tories inflation-busting fare rises. Labour would reinvest the profits currently being made by private operators to improve the quality of rail services. Labour would invest in transport infrastructure to boost economic growth and rebalance the economy by building Crossrail for the North, Crossrail 2 and upgrade our rail networks across the country.