Jim McMahon – 2021 Comments on Rail Cuts

The comments made by Jim McMahon, the Shadow Transport Secretary, on 5 January 2021.

The Government must ensure that transport services are being run in such a way that the essential workers using them, as well as staff, are kept safe.

The bailout of the rail industry is expected to exceed £9bn and ministers cannot continue to shift the financial burden onto the taxpayer while guaranteeing private companies’ profits.

The Government needs to come up with a long-term plan to ensure the industry can recover, while providing value for money for those who rely on it.