On Monday morning – alongside Stalybridge North councillors Adrian Pearce, Jan Jackson and Sam Gosling – we campaigned against the ticket price hikes and dismal rail service that have plighted commuters in Stalybridge and Hyde.
To coincide with the Campaign Day, Labour has released new analysis of rail services revealing that:
- The proportion of passenger trains across the country that were cancelled or significantly late has risen by 50% since 2010
- The proportion of passenger trains across the country arriving on time has fallen from 91.5% in 2010 to 87.8%
- Under the Tories, overcrowding has increased by over 25% on the top 10 most overcrowded peak time routes, which are now on average 187% in excess of capacity.
- The proportion of passengers that felt the punctuality and reliability of their train services was satisfactory or good has fallen from 82% in 2010 to 72% in 2018.
Thanks to everyone who said hello or read our literature at Stalybridge Station – it was invaluable speaking to commuters who are being massively impacted by timetable changes and service unreliability on a daily basis.
Fares are going up, despite reliability plummeting down this year. Your local councillors and I have had enough of the Tory rail fail.