Anne Main MP: 'We cannot continue to pay Rolls-Royce fees for a Lada service'

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans MP: 'We cannot continue to pay Rolls-Royce fees for a Lada service' St Albans MP: 'We cannot continue to pay Rolls-Royce fees for a Lada service'

St Albans’ MP has said that she is "not surprised" by this morning’s announcement that First Capital Connect has been named as the worst train operator in the country.

Consumer body Which? revealed this morning that the operator, which runs the St Albans to London commuter service, received the worst customer satisfaction score in a new questionnaire.

Anne Main said: "I am not surprised by this result.

"Having said this, Network Rail need to be providing a better service to allow FCC to deliver their franchise agreement, indeed, the recent major disruption to the service was attributable to Network Rail.

"We need to be radically sorting out Network Rail which is at the heart of the problem; we cannot continue to pay Rolls-Royce fees for a Lada service."

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9:29am Tue 19 Feb 13

crazy cyclist says...

Well Anne we pay Rolls Royce fees for energy, council tax, mortgages etc etc, why not the rails as well?
Well Anne we pay Rolls Royce fees for energy, council tax, mortgages etc etc, why not the rails as well? crazy cyclist
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10:49am Tue 19 Feb 13

crazy cyclist says...

another point, dont MP's get rail travel covered in their expenses???
another point, dont MP's get rail travel covered in their expenses??? crazy cyclist
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12:44pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Bobbio says...

Anne rightly emphasises that it is Network Rail that creates the problems for FCC, but FCC get all the bad publicity. Network Rail should get their act together and provide an infrastructure that is fit for purpose. Then those people who choose to commute instead of living close to where they work will have more comfort whilst they are wasting time travelling.
Anne rightly emphasises that it is Network Rail that creates the problems for FCC, but FCC get all the bad publicity. Network Rail should get their act together and provide an infrastructure that is fit for purpose. Then those people who choose to commute instead of living close to where they work will have more comfort whilst they are wasting time travelling. Bobbio
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