Green’s answer: NoA new era of public ownership of the railways could save the Treasury more than £1bn a year (1) and deliver improved services and lower rail fares for passengers, said the UK’s Green MP today.
In a Private Member’s Bill to be presented in Parliament, Caroline Lucas (Brighton Pavilion) will urge that England’s fragmented railway system be gradually brought back into public hands as franchises expire or companies break the terms of their franchise agreement.Source
Should the London Underground be considered an "essential service" which would ban all future worker strikes?statsdiscuss
Green’s answer: No"The London Green Party, together with other members of the campaign group Hands off London Transport (HOLT), has pledged its support to the RMT transport union in their fight against redundancies, the closure of 260 ticket offices and the switch from Oyster Cards to contact-less bank cards, which is being forced through by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson."Source
Do you support the construction of a high speed railway (HS2) connecting London to Birmingham?statsdiscuss
Green’s answer: No, we should improve existing rail networks insteadToday's Green Party conference in Cardiff came out overwhelmingly against the HS2 proposal for a Birmingham-London 250 mph train. The Greens, who say they remain committed to genuine improvements in public transport, voted overwhelmingly to campaign against the HS2 project which goes to consultation on Monday, saying proposals currently on the table would be "economically and environmentally unsound."Source