BRITS is facing a travesty as thousands of rush-hour trains have not yet run.
Industry analysis shows that there are fewer than 25,000 trains running daily leaving many workers stranded or forced to board expensive carriages – just as fares are set to soar by 3.8% next month.
Labor analysis of the Rail Delivery group’s numbers also shows service from the West Country has been cut in halfwhile some no longer exist.
And West Dorset, Tory MP Chris Loder said the South West had been “cut off” adding to the reduction in activity was “completely unnecessary”.
Speaking at PMQ earlier this month, he asked Boris Johnson to come up with a timetable tailored to his region.
Prime Minister vows to get back the timetable to pre-Omicron levels later this week.
Analysis of several routes shows All types of passengers are affected by the lack of services.
Cross-Country serving long-haul passengers and travelers from Penzance to Birmingham, Newcastle to Aberdeen has halved its routes.
Meanwhile popular routes during rush hour have been cutwith four routes from Birmingham to Manchester Piccadilly now reduced to one.
Fifteen afternoon rush hour services from London Euston to Birmingham are now reduced to just six.
South-Western Rail has cut Dorset, Somerset, most of Wiltshire and Devon from direct rail services to London while cutting services in half.
And a key Thameslink route early in the morning from Orpington to Central London was completely cut due to the impact of key workers and shift workers.
Labors Shadow Transport Secretary Louise Haigh said: “Millions of passengers are facing shockingly bad services, while Ministers plan to cut them further.
“To add insult to injury, next month they want to deter commuters with another brutal fare hike.
“The part-time Transport Secretary is dozing off – he’s too busy trying to save his boss’s skin to focus on our rail crisis.
“He should catch up, do his job and put the passengers first.”
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