9 May 2021
Reacting to the rail disruption this weekend, Norman Baker at Campaign for Better Transport said:
"The problems faced by passengers this weekend show how vital a smooth-running rail network is in keeping the country moving. The issue with these trains must be urgently addressed, along with other barriers to people returning to the railways, including introducing more flexible season tickets for people returning to workplaces part time. The Government must recognise public transport as vital to a green economic recovery, to thriving towns and cities and healthy high streets."
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Notes to Editors
Campaign for Better Transport has coordinated a letter to the Prime Minister, signed by a coalition of organisations representing shops, offices, restaurants, venues, public transport providers and trades unions, highlighting the importance of public transport to the economic recovery.
Campaign for Better Transport operates in England and Wales. Campaign for Better Transport's vision is for all communities to have access to high quality, sustainable transport that meets their needs, improves quality of life and protects the environment. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).