19 Feb '13, 10am

RAIL Devolution of local TRAIN services would help address passengers’ dissatisfaction says Metro Chairman -

Putting control of railway franchises into local hands is one of the ways to address rail passengers’ dissatisfaction with services and conditions says Metro Chairman Cllr James Lewis. Cllr Lewis was responding to news that a report by consumer organisation Which? found that more than half of train companies have a customer satisfaction score of 50% or lower. He said the current system which sees decisions about local rail services being made by distant civil servants in Whitehall was part of the problem and called upon the Government to press ahead with the proposed devolution of the control of the North’s rail system to Metro and its partners. Rail in the North Along with it partner organisations Transport for Greater Manchester and the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, Metro has been drawing up plans for railway services across the north of England to come ...

Full article: http://www.wymetro.com/news/releases/130219devolution

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