Labour’s promise on transport

Change the law so that UK public bodies and cooperatives can compete for train franchises and challenge private train operating companies on a level playing field
Introduce a strict cap on annual rail fare increases across all routes
Devolve regional transport decision-making, so that areas can bring together trains, buses, ferries and trams into a single network with smart-ticketing
Give city and county regions London-style powers to regulate bus services
Develop a National Cycling Action Plan and make cycling safer and more accessible with national standards to reduce deaths and serious injuries
Encourage local authorities to introduce 20 mph limits in urban areas where appropriate to encourage the reclaiming of our streets by pedestrians and cyclists
Take steps to ensure that large vehicles are adequately equipped to reduce the risk of collision with cyclists
Ensure children and young people are educated in cycle safety
Return Scotland’s railways to the public sector in a new non-profit ScotRail franchise
Make reversing warning alarms compulsory on all new vehicles not just HGVs

Labour’s record

• Free off peak local bus travel for over-60s
• Introduced the Rural Bus Fund supporting 1,800 additional bus services, linking villages to hospitals, schools, jobs and market towns
• 100 new rail stations
• The new Jubilee Line extension and Crossrail
• Completing the high speed Channel Tunnel Rail Link


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