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Rail campaignersl have protested against government plans to create a new giant private rail franchise whose creation could lead to the loss of hundreds of jobs and a less safe rail network. .
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.
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.
Rail privatisation has failed to deliver for rail users, has cost taxpayers huge sums of money, and brought in little private sector investment.
One in four disabled rail passengers has suffered a hate crime or abuse, according to new research published today (24 April)) by the TUC's Action for Rail campaign
Responding to the government's announcement on the HS2 high-speed rail line, the Green Party has expressed concern about its environmental and economic viability.
Richard Brown's Review into rail franchising, published 10 January, has missed the opportunity to improve the UK's rail system, says the Trades Union Congress.
The TUC says that the government decision to re-tender the contract for the West Coast mainline exposes the "inherent flaws" of the rail franchising system.