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Commuters Are Revolting

By london_euan Last edited 146 months ago
Commuters Are Revolting

trainplatform.jpgNot really news, more like stating the bleeding obvious, but it needs to be news to Labour if they don't want to risk losing a large percentage of voters in the next election.

At least that’s the interpretation of yet another recent survey by environmental pressure group Transport 2000, as 46% of daily commuters said they would switch votes at the next election to show their displeasure of late trains and over-crowding.

In your standard "Nothing to see hear, move along" style speech Transport Minister Alistair Darling pointed out that Labour believes "the changes we are making are right and will lead to better performance."

But when Darling? When?

70% of the disgruntled commuters polled believed that over the next 5 years it's going to get worse, and given that often one in four London trains run late now, that's going to be some kind of post-apocalyptic transport wasteland we have coming up.

Fingers crossed for a reactionary short-term governmental spending spree resulting in long-term transport infrastructure instability.

Last Updated 07 February 2005