Clive Efford MP

Clive Efford - A Strong Voice for Eltham and Plumstead

TFL must take over local rail service


sadiq_and_clive.jpgLong-suffering rail commuters returning to work at the New Year face an unreliable service and increased ticket prices.  Rail fares have gone up by an astonishing 27 percent since the Tories came to power, rising three times faster than wages.

At the same time local commuters face daily chaos on our trains – with cancellations, overcrowding and delays now routine.   It is clear we need a new approach which will keep fares down and improve reliability by bringing the railways back into public ownership, putting passengers before private profit.
 
In January, the Secretary of State for Transport promised the then Mayor of London that Southeastern’s rail services would transfer to Transport for London when the franchise came up for renewal.  However, we now know that the minister wrote to Boris Johnson in 2013 saying he would not allow this to go ahead “because I would like to keep suburban rail services out of the clutches of any future Labour mayor”.
 
It is time we said ‘enough is enough’ and demand that the Tories keep their promise to allow TfL to take responsibility for our trains - Enter your details below to support this campaign.

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signed 2018-01-05 10:33:21 +0000
signed 2017-08-15 23:57:24 +0100
Is there any space for human decency in a neoliberal market economy? Re-nationalise public services and run them efficiently. Germany can do it why can’t we?
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Delays happen every single day, it is only getting worse, and the Tories stated Khan should take control and then pulled the rug from underneath!
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I have commuted between Sidcup and London for 48 months, my evening service has not been on time once!
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If TFL take over Southeastern rail services perhaps fewer people will need to bring their cars up to our local area, as they feel they can’t rely on the service or the cost of the fares.
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