Rail fares have risen by an average of 25 per cent since the Conservatives were elected in 2010 - that's three times faster than wages.
The Tories can't admit it, but rail privatisation has been a failure. Every year, millions of pounds which could go on improvements is handed to shareholders. Rigid contracts make it harder to deal with overcrowding.
Labour will put passengers first, bringing rail back in to public ownership. Routes will naturally return to public ownership as private contracts expire, meaning profits can be re-invested to improve services & hold fares down.