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Lib Dems respond to Govt scrapping smart train tickets scheme

April 20, 2017 11:01 AM
By Barry Holliday

Lib Dems respond to Govt scrapping smart train tickets scheme

Responding to reports the government's scheme to expand smart ticketing on busy rail lines has been scrapped, Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Secretary Jenny Randerson said:

"I have repeatedly pressed Ministers on this project and received evasive answers.

"This is just another symptom of the total lack of leadership at the Department for Transport.

"Clearly the daily convenience of passengers has been sacrificed because this Conservative Government only has time and money for Brexit.

"Other countries have smart ticketing systems, there is no technical reason why we cannot have one too."