28 Jul '16, 10am

Passengers are paying record fares. They have every right to be outraged about overcrowding

Lianna Etkind, Public Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport said: "Rail passengers are paying record amounts for their tickets and it's not acceptable that so many regularly have to stand. They have every right to be outraged at the levels of overcrowding - levels which have persisted on some routes for many years "In the next few years, revenue from tickets will exceed the cost of running the railways. The millions who rely on the trains want a commitment from the Government that there will be long term investment in rail capacity. This mustn't just mean big ticket projects like HS2 and Crossrail 2, but better services right across the country. “Train companies and Government need to prioritise investing in new rolling stock, and investing in infrastructure like longer platforms, so that longer carriages and more frequent trains can be rolled out onto the ne...

Full article: http://bettertransport.org.uk/media/28-july-2016-rail-ove...

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