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Campaigners respond to report on devolving rail services to London

16 October 2015

Campaign for Better Transport has responded to the report published by the London Assembly’s Transport Committee which recommends that the Department for Transport devolves control over London’s suburban rail services to Transport for London.  

Martin Abrams, Public Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport, said:

“This report backs up what we already know, that rail services into London are all too often failing commuters. Passenger satisfaction with London suburban rail services is unacceptably low with those travelling into the capital regularly having to deal with overcrowding and poor reliability on top of paying some of the highest fares in the country.

"Transport for London has a proven record of turning around poor performing rail services and improving passenger satisfaction so moves to devolve control of these suburban routes are most welcome.”

For further information please contact:

Richard Watkins, Press Officer, at Campaign for Better Transport on 020 7566 6494 / 07984 773468 or richard.watkins@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to editors 

1. Read London Assembly’s Transport Committee report here – Devolving rail services to London

2. Read Campaign for Better Transport’s report into lessons for rail policy here - Going Local

3. 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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