Postbag: One size doesn’t fit all

PUBLISHED: 08:11 05 January 2006 | UPDATED: 20:09 28 May 2010

The anguish of rail commuters between Cambridge and Liverpool Street is as bad as anything in the past 30 years. This winter it is not the wrong type of snow. It is the wrong type of passenger. One Railway, the Government and BAA Stansted are only intere

The anguish of rail commuters between Cambridge and Liverpool Street is as bad as anything in the past 30 years.

This winter it is not the wrong type of snow. It is the wrong type of passenger.

One Railway, the Government and BAA Stansted are only interested in one type of passenger. These are occasional air passengers who are encouraged to hog our train track and coaches to enjoy BAA's cheap air fares.

So under 21st century economics, those who pay £20 to go on foreign trips get government preference whilst those who pay £2-3,000 to get to work are treated like outcasts - even before BAA tries to expand its airport yet more.

The battle for local services has begun now that Uttlesford has said it will hold BAA to account!

Councillor Alan Dean, Member for Stansted Mountfitchet, Chair of Performance,

Uttlesford District Council, Tel: +44 (0)1279 813 579, Mobile: +44 (0) 7710 105 824


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