Commenting on last night’s travel chaos at London Bridge Station, London Assembly Labour Group Transport Spokesperson Val Shawcross AM said:
“Last night we returned to the disastrous days of chaos we experienced earlier this year. We were promised these scenes of total disorder were behind us, but last night’s meltdown shows serious problems remain.
“It is simply not acceptable for the government to sit idly by whilst commuters, some paying thousands of pounds each year in ticket costs, are left stranded on dangerously crowded platforms, unable to get home.
“Why is the Secretary of State not here talking to passengers, talking to staff, and putting some support in place for Network Rail and Southern Rail who are clearly struggling to cope?
“There needs to be a very frank discussion with rail bosses about why the rail service has been consistently underperforming while passengers are charged extortionate amounts for the privilege of using a poor service. We also need swift action from the Government to deliver the reliable rail network that was promised earlier this year and that we’ve yet to see.”