In response to the new year train fares increases in 2017, Labour is campaigning to put passengers first and invest in a better railway. Teams are out leafleting commuters who use the Stroud, Cam and Dursley and Stonehouse stations.
Since the Tories came to power rail fares have rocketed by 27%. Labour will put passengers first, bringing rail into public ownership to improve services & hold fares down. For more information visit Labour's website http://www.labour.org.uk/index.php/rail
The Conservatives are failing rail passengers. Since the Tories came to power rail fares have rocketed by 27% - that's a rise three times faster than the growth in wages. Some season tickets are up by over 40%.Under-investment is leading to chaos and cost to commuters.
We were told that higher fares would fund investment, but vital projects to improve reliability have been delayed for years. Passengers are paying even more to travel on increasingly overcrowded and unreliable trains.
The Tories can't admit it, but rail privatisation has been a failure. Every year, millions of pounds which could go on improvements is handed to shareholders. Rigid contracts make it harder to deal with overcrowding.
Labour will put passengers first, bringing rail into public ownership. Routes will naturally return to public ownership as private contracts expire, meaning profits can be re-invested to improve services & hold fares down.
Look out for Labour's leaflet teams and find out more at http://www.labour.org.uk/index.php/rail