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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.
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.