For many people, today is the first day back to work in 2019.
Unfortunately, we see another train fare increase of over 3%.
The train is one of the most efficient and low-carbon ways of getting to work – much more so than driving. But its far too expensive for many people to travel by rail.
Since 2010 we’ve seen the price of a season ticket from Gloucester to Cheltenham increase by more than 40%. And that – combined with the fact that the South West is the second worst region for investment in railways – means we need a change now.
Labour will bring the trains back into public ownership, making sure that they work for the many, and not the few.