19 October 2022
A spokesperson for London TravelWatch said:
‘Most people want affordable fares for trains that are clean, accessible and run on time. We are concerned that kicking rail reform into the long grass means that this is even further from reality.
‘Without one overriding ‘guiding mind’ to point the industry in the right direction, we’re worried that train companies will drift or pull in different directions from each other. While one company might engage with their passengers about changes to upcoming timetable changes, others will steamroll them through without consultation. That is the last thing we want from public transport providers just at the time when we should be encouraging passengers back to trains.’