Responding to the Government’s announcement on rail services in London, Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said:
'Many of London's train users face a daily nightmare of delays, cancellations and overcrowded trains. That’s why I’ve been campaigning for some time for the Mayor to take control of who runs London’s commuter routes and insist on a better service for passengers.
'While today’s announcement is a step in the right direction, it’s still a consultation with no sign of a proper agreement with the relevant authorities. It will do little to address the anger and frustration of commuters who deserve action now.
‘Rather than more inaction from the Government, we need to get on with giving control of London’s commuter routes to the Mayor as soon as the contracts allow. The Tories have been in Government for six years and City Hall for eight and have failed to listen to commuters. Londoners deserve an end to their rail misery now, not more delays.'