Jim McMahon – 2021 Comments on Problems with Flexible Rail Tickets

The comments made by Jim McMahon, the Shadow Transport Secretary, on 29 June 2021.

Ministers had a real chance to make train travel a more realistic and affordable option for families who have already been hit hard in the pocket and are struggling to make ends meet after struggling through the pandemic.

It is staggering that they are now lauding a scheme which in fact makes it more expensive for many people and hoping nobody notices.

This failure will discourage people from getting back on to the network when restrictions ease, which will be vital for getting the sector on a stable footing.