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Public transport campaigners are holding protests against privatisation at over 30 UK rail stations today.
Public transport campaigners say that the government is colluding with private rail companies to inflict more pain on passengers.
Only one in five voters (21 per cent) are in favour of re-privatising the East Coast Main Line railway, according to new polling published yesterday.
The WCC General Secretary has expressed sadness over the deaths and injuries caused by the train derailment on 24 July near Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
Rail privatisation has failed to deliver for rail users, has cost taxpayers huge sums of money, and brought in little private sector investment.
As people prepare to return to work after the New Year, rail campaigners warn that commuters face inflation-busting fare increases and service cuts.
The Green Party in England and Wales has called for the British railway system to be come back into public ownership, following further price hikes.
Rail fares are due to rise significantly from January 2013, the Government has announced – sparking a series of protests at train stations across the country.
The Green Party has reacted strongly to reports that huge numbers of Britons are thinking of switching from rail to other transport due to rises in rail fares.