Labour criticises Boxing Day rail shutdown despite Tory promises
Andy McDonald, shadow transport secretary, criticises Conservatives after analysis finds only three out of 29 rail franchises will be running services
Labour has criticised the government’s failure to improve rail services on Boxing Day, despite promises to transform the service when the Conservatives were in opposition.
An analysis of rail franchises shows that this year, only three out of 29 will be running any form of services, and those that are operating will be severely limited. It means thousands of families travelling home after Christmas and football fans going to Boxing Day matches will have little option other than travelling by road.
Source: Guardian Transport