The Borough of Southend-on-Sea has nine railway stations. Southend West has two. Many in the constituency are commuters, most often into London on the c2c line. Rail fares is a hot topic for these commuters.
· The next Labour Government will put rail passengers first by putting the brakes on rapidly increasing rail fares and saving commuters £1,014 on their season tickets
Labour will cap regulated fair rises at the Consumer Price Index (CPI), using the money saved through bringing rail franchises back into public ownership. As more services come into public ownership, greater amounts of savings become available, and Labour will aim to introduce further fare caps or reductions.