Labour campaigners will take to Bittern Line stations on Monday morning to campaign against rail fare increase and to call for a publicly owned railway.
Labour statistics have revealed that nationally since David Cameron came to power in 2010 commuters are now paying at least 25 per cent more for their train fares. This includes season tickets for the Norwich to London line which is now up 25% in the past five years – now totalling £1,528.
North Norfolk Labour Party will be campaigning at stations across the Bittern Line on Monday morning including Sheringham, Cromer, Roughton Road, North Walsham, and Hoveton & Wroxham – talking to commuters and students about Jeremy Corbyn’s plans to bring the railways back into public ownership. This plan, they argue, would reduce costs for passengers and would put passengers before profits.
Jen Emery, from the North Norfolk Labour Party, said: “Passengers in North Norfolk have been hit again and again by eye-watering rail fare rises. Fares have now rocketed by 25 per cent since David Cameron came to power, far outstripping any increase in most people’s pay packets.
“Labour’s policy is to bring the railways into public ownership so they can be run for passengers not profit. That means fairer fares, investment in a 21st century railway and giving passengers a stronger voice.”