Colchester Liberal Democrats are campaigning to get a better deal for local residents who commute to work by train.
A great many work part-time or variable hours, sometimes to juggle work with childcare arrangements. At the moment flexible workers have to buy expensive one-off tickets, or season tickets which they then waste on the days they don't work or travel. Local Liberal Democrats want to change this out-of-date system.
Mile End Lib Dem Councillor Martin Goss said: “We want to help commuters and families by getting the rail franchise holder – currently Abellio Greater Anglia – to introduce flexible season tickets.
“These tickets would give you the option to either pay only for the days on which you travel, or to share your ticket with someone else.”
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Martin summed up: “Our train service is stuck in the nineties. It's time for our rail operators to raise their game.”
The franchise is up for renewal this year, so there's never been a better time to make you voice heard. Click here to sign our petition today.