Monday, 17 August 2009

1,000 miles of rail routes are due to be replaced by buses this Bank Holiday

More than 1,000 miles of rail routes will be replaced by buses over the August Bank Holiday weekend (28th-31st), analysis by the Liberal Democrats has found. A table showing how many miles of routes are to be replaced by buses, broken down by train operator is attached.

Commenting, Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Secretary, Norman Baker said:

“Spending hours in a hot bus is not the way most of us want to spend our Bank Holiday but with miles of rail replacement buses planned yet again, it’s going to be hard to avoid.

“Passengers who have paid for a rail journey have the right to expect to travel by train.

“Train companies that force passengers to travel part of the journey by bus should give them a substantial rebate on the cost of their ticket.”

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