Tuesday 15 August 2017
LCCI says train services need to improve as price hike is expected
Following today's announcement that rail fares could rise by up to 3.6% in January London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has renewed its calls for TfL to take over responsibility for suburban train services in London.
Chief Executive of LCCI, Colin Stanbridge said: "Our research points to the fact that the cost of transport in London is one of the biggest problems for business when it comes to recruiting and retaining staff, and these rises will only exacerbate the problem.
"Additionally, commuters are already fed up with a poor standard of service on many lines, whether this is due to delays, cancellations and simply overcrowding. If they are being asked to pay what is already a considerable sum, they expect to receive the service they are paying for which is why we have called for Transport for London to take over responsibility for suburban train services into London."
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NOTES TO EDITOR:
1. London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is the capital's largest and most representative business organisation, with members ranging in size from multi-national companies to SMEs and sole traders.
2. Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive, is available for further comment and interview.