An MP whose prepare journey was delayed for hours known as for the railways to be nationalised – just for it to be identified that the service she was utilizing was already in public possession.
Zarah Sultana, the Labour MP for Coventry South, mentioned she missed out on a rally in Leeds on Tuesday (20 September) as a result of her journey on an LNER (London North Eastern Railway) prepare was severely disrupted.
Rallies are being held throughout the nation this week in a marketing campaign in opposition to the cost-of-living disaster.
Ms Sultana tweeted simply earlier than 8pm, with a sad-face selfie: “My train to Leeds for tonight’s Enough is Enough rally has been stopped just outside London for the last three hours. I’m sorry not to be there, Leeds!
“Just another reminder that we need to bring rail into public ownership and make it fit for the future!”
Although some social media customers agreed with the final precept of renationalising all rail corporations, many others – together with LNER – said that the service she was utilizing is already in public management.
Cameron, a customer support consultant for LNER, tweeted: “I am sorry for the delay, Zarah. This was due to damage to the overhead electric wires meaning services could not move around Stevenage, but services are now on the move.
“On your other point, LNER is owned by the DfT (Department for Transport) after the franchise was handed back in 2018.”
He continued: “You will be able to claim for delay repay compensation up to the cost of your ticket if you were delayed by 30 minutes or more.
“If there is anything we can to help, please do get in touch.”
The Independent has contacted Ms Sultana’s workplace for remark.
I’m sorry for the delay, Zarah. This was resulting from injury to the overhead electrical wires which means providers couldn’t transfer round Stevenage, however providers at the moment are on the transfer. On your different level, LNER is owned by the DfT after the franchise was handed again in 2018. ^Cameron
— London North Eastern Railway (@LNER) September 20, 2022
Network Rail is a publicly-owned physique which oversees British railway infrastructure together with tracks, alerts, overhead wires, tunnels, bridges, stage crossings and most stations.
The delay to Ms Sultana’s prepare was attributable to overhead energy strains in Hertfordshire, which have been broken when a person was significantly injured in an incident on a bridge in Broadhall Way in Stevenage.
Officers have been known as out to the bridge, which crosses over the principle railway line, at about 4.40pm on Tuesday.
Police mentioned the person had been airlifted to a hospital in Cambridge and Network Rail had assessed the monitor for injury.
Train providers run by Grand Central, Great Northern, Hull Trains, LNER, Lumo, and Thameslink have been all affected.
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