Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow rail minister Andy McDonald was left stranded on a broken down Virgin Train en route to a rail fares protest in Leeds.
The East Coast line has had the benefit of a £2 billion payout over the last over the last few weeks and it comes hot on the heels of today’s 3.6 per cent increase in rail fares.
McDonald said on his Facebook page: “My day of campaigning has been brought to a halt due to a broken down Virgin East Coast train.
“Today, thanks to the Tories, passengers face the biggest hike in rail fares in five years. Labour will bring our railways back into public ownership so they work for the many, not the few.”