You simply don’t do this by cutting train services whilst keeping in place the most expensive walk-on fares in the world – and you certainly shouldn’t be allowing private operators to make profits at the expense of taxpayers and passengers.
Our railways are a basic universal public service. However, the Government treats them like a ‘rich man’s toy’ to quote former Tory Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond.
Today’s announcement is sadly the culmination of 11 years of Tory failure to seriously deal with decarbonisation by making people switch from their cars to our railways. No amount of empty rhetoric by Jonhson during COP26 will mask the fact that the Tories are just not at all serious about saving our planet.Breaking: Tories swing axe on rail with ‘ludicrous’ mass cuts – SKWAWKBOX