Extension of Avanti contract is new low for rail passengers

CPS Research Fellow Tony Lodge wrote the Thunderer column in today’s Times newspaper, calling the extension of the Avanti contract on the West Coast Main Line “a new low”.

Lodge writes that “passengers on Britain’s most important railway have been failed consistently for a generation” and the government has consistent failed to extend the open-access model used on the East Coast Main Line to passengers travelling between Euston, the West Midlands, the northwest, and Glasgow.

Read the article here.

Date Added: Tuesday 11th April 2023