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The number of commuters spending more than two hours travelling to and from work has increased by 72 per cent over the past 10 years, according to a Trades Union Congress analysis of official figures published today.
Policy makers, legal experts and rail trade unions have met in Brussels to discuss how Europe’s decision makers can learn from British and Swedish experiences on the railways.
Commuters on the UK’s privatised railways could be spending over twice as much of their salary than passengers on publicly-owned European railways.
Government cuts to Network Rail’s funding are putting the lives of rail passengers and maintenance workers at risk, according to a report published today by the TUC’s Action for Rail campaign.
An Office of Rail Regulation report reveals that the UK rail industry received over £4 billion in state support last year.
UK rail unions will join colleagues from across Europe in Strasbourg today to protest against EC plans to impose the privatisation of rail passenger services across Europe.
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.
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