Commenting on Network Rail’s £2m fine for delays including at London Bridge, Labour London Assembly Member Tom Copley AM said:
“This fine should be a clear message to Network Rail that the disgraceful conditions passengers had to put up with at London Bridge in the early part of this year will not be tolerated. Not only was the station allowed to get dangerously overcrowded, the number of cancellations often surpassed the number of trains actually running, making delays and frustration the norm.
“Instead of this money being pocketed by the rail regulator, Network Rail should be forced to spend the £2m on compensating the passengers, particularly regular commuters, who were so badly affected by the chaos at London Bridge.
“Network Rail have to be better at accurately anticipating and minimising the impact of disruptions like the London Bridge rebuild. Sadly what we had earlier this year was an organisation repeatedly making the same mistakes."