27 Jul '17, 9am

Read our response to the latest @dft train overcrowding statistics

Lianna Etkind, Public Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport, said: “The latest statistics show that overcrowding continues to make passengers' lives a misery. People are rightly angry that they pay more in fares year after year, but never get a seat, and have to stand crammed into someone else's armpit." “With such high levels of overcrowding, the Government cannot expect people to pay for yet another fares hike in January. The Government needs to freeze fares, while continuing to invest in more train carriages and additional services. “Season ticket discounts for flexible workers would also help tackle overcrowding and make rail travel more affordable for the growing army of part time commuters.” Ends For further information please contact Richard Watkins on 020 7566 6494 / 07984 773 468 or [email protected] Notes to Editors Read the Dep...

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