Cllr Cowan's media response to Govia franchise award

May 25, 2014 12:00 AM

http://www.go-ahead.com/media/news/2014-news/pr-23-05-2014.aspx

Most of the headline news released by Govia about new trains is already known, and was announced by First Capital Connect and Network Rail months ago.
Rail users will want to see what is in the detail, for their station and their trains - when will we see an end to off-peak overcrowding for example? Are there any plans to reduce the cripplingly high level of fares by more imaginative ticketing? Can they reduce the proportion of delays that are down to Network Rail? Do we have to wait for the new cross-London services in 2017 before we see improvements?