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Network Rail's £2m fine meaningless if passenger experience doesn't improve, says transport chairty

10 August

Commenting on today's £2m fine for Network Rail, Martin Abrams said: "It's right there are penalties for poor performance, but fines are meaningless if things don't get better for passengers. 

"Network Rail and the train operators need to work together to put in place proper plans to deal with the disruption caused by rail improvements so passengers aren't left paying the penalty. Giving TFL more say over local rail services in South London would be one way to help improve passenger experience and avoid problems like those seen at London Bridge station."  


For further information please contact Alice Ridley on 020 7566 6495 / 07984 773 468 or alice.ridley@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

1. Network Rail has been fined £2m for disruption to passengers caused by upgrade work at London Bridge Station. 

2. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).

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