MK South MP, Iain Stewart, will be scrutinising the Government’s proposals to reform railways in the UK.
The Government’s railway policy consultation document “Reforming our Railways: Putting the Customer First” was published on 8 March.
It contains a wide range of proposals which aim to make our railways more efficient and customer focused, and to bring an end to years of above-inflation fare increases.
One proposal of help to many rail users in Milton Keynes is the expansion of smart-ticketing, like Oyster Cards, which will give passengers a wider and more flexible choice of season and frequent user tickets. This will recognise the reality that not all commuter journeys take place five days a week during rush hours.
Details of the proposals can be found here
As a member the Parliamentary Transport Select Committee, Iain Stewart will have an important role in scrutinising the proposals.
Iain said: “Rail travel is booming in Britain. Passenger numbers are rising sharply and the Government has announced new trains and new routes for Milton Keynes. But we must also look at the cost passengers have to pay and make our railways as responsive as possible to customers’ needs. I am looking forward to scrutinising the proposals in detail and I would welcome any thoughts form local rail users.”