An industry analysis suggested that there are 25,000 fewer daily trains running leaving many workers stranded or forced onto packed pricey carriages – just as fares are set to soar by 3.8 percent next month. Services from the West Country have been slashed by half, while some no longer exist at all, shows an analysis by Labour of the Rail Delivery group numbers.
West Dorset, Tory MP Chris Loder recently said the South West had been “cut off” adding the fall in service is “ totally unnecessary”.
Analysis of some routes depicts that all types of passengers are affected by the lack of services.
Cross-Country which serves commuters and long-distance travellers from Penzance to Birmingham, Newcastle to Aberdeen have halved the number of routes.
Meanwhile, popular rush-hour routes have been slashed, with the four services from Birmingham to Manchester Piccadilly now down to one.
Fifteen afternoon peak time services from London Euston to Birmingham are now down to just six.
South-Western Rail has cut-off Dorset, Somerset, most of Wiltshire and Devon from direct rail services to London…