YP Comment: Time to invest in rolling stock

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IF this is the new age of the train with passenger numbers at record numbers, why is the rolling stock the oldest in living memory according to newly-published data?

This juxtaposition is symptomatic of a fundamental failing with the railway industry; namely the failure to invest sufficient sums of money in the most modern trains.

At a time when British manufacturing needs a major shot-in-the-arm ahead of Brexit, it’s disappointing that the country which invented in the railways seems so reluctant to invest in state-of-the-art rolling stock so the passenger experience is more commensurate with the record fares now levied.

More people than ever rely on the railways, the least they deserve is a strategy which plans for the future punctually and reliably.

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