Tag Archives: transport

Government allow massive rail fare increases

The government have just agreed to impose massive rail fare increases on Surrey commuters. A Guildford to London season ticket will go up £200, to nearly £3,300 a year. The increase is also £200 from Woking, to £2,952. The 6% rises are nearly double inflation. And over the next three years, fares will rise by [...]

More wasted money – resurfaced road dug up within days

The Surrey Advertiser has uncovered yet more Tory incompetence and wasted council tax money. In May Surrey County Council resurfaced streets in Wood Street Village, just outside Guildford. No sooner had the workmen finished work than water company Veolia came along and dug up the new roads to do pipe work. The council have admitted [...]

Labour is with you – the Tories are out of touch

   Labour is with you Labour is changing so that we can make Britain fairer in tough times, We will take tough choices so that – even when there is less money around – we can build responsibility into our economy, stand up for the squeezed middle, and offer a decent chance to the next [...]

Toll roads coming to Surrey soon?

The day before David Cameron and Nick Clegg privatise and break up the NHS, they drop another bombshell that will cost us all more money and give their business friends huge profits at our expense. David Cameron has said that he wants private companies to improve busy motorways and trunk roads – but he is [...]

New road repair company not meeting contract

Surrey County Council fired the two companies who used to repair the roads. They appointed a new company, May Gurney. But as Labour has pointed out repeatedly, Surrey Tories keep picking companies who then have problems. History has repeated itself and the new company are also missing targets. A council report claimed that May Gurney’s [...]

Surrey roads – 40% need repairs

Freedom of Information requests by STAG have shown that 40% of the Surrey roads that the county council manage need to be repaired. Surrey Labour party has consistently campaigned for more repairs, and condemned the disastrous privatisation of road maintenance by the Tories at County Hall. Now the original contractors have been fired and at [...]