25 May '17, 1pm

What the election manifestos say about transport - my blog

Some of the proposals are much as expected, such as the Labour Party 's commitment to bringing the railways back into public ownership. In a way, however, what's interesting is some of the other pledges and proposals - and the common ground that's there. One area of common ground is rail fares. Every party is promising to tackle fares and simplify the fares structure in some way (only UKIP doesn't mention this). Given that the Department for Transport and the rail industry have tended to resist this, this is one area where change will happen whatever the election result. However, none are committed to ending above inflation fares rises or introducing season tickets for part-time workers (as the 2015 Conservative manifesto did) - we'll be pressing politicians, especially those in the large number of constituencies with many rail commuters, to say where they stand on these. ...

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