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Rail fares have increased at double the speed of wages since 2010, according to new analysis released today (16 August 2016)) by the TUC and the rail unions’ Action for Rail campaign.
A new report – Staying On The Right Track by Dr John Stittle (Senior Lecturer in Accounting at the University of Essex) warns of a “disastrous” return to the days of Railtrack if Network Rail becomes a for-profit company.
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.
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.
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Christian Aid has issued a statement from its Chair, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams.
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