Wakefield’s great train robbery
Last night in Parliament Mary Creagh stood up for Wakefield’s rail users.
New Year fare increases mean local commuters face paying hundreds of pounds more for their season tickets.
Today in Westminster Labour held a debate calling on the Government to ban train operators from increasing fares beyond strict limits and to rule out the proposed introduction of a new category of ‘super peak’ tickets.
Mary Creagh voted to support the motion but unfortunately it was defeated after the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats whipped their MPs to vote against it.
Mary Creagh MP:
“Rail users in our city are facing eye-watering fare rises when household budgets are already being squeezed. The Government has broken their promise to cap the annual increase in rail fares at 1% above inflation. I want to see passengers put first. Labour would ban train companies from increasing fares above the cap set by Ministers.”