by Lucas Davies-Herbst
RAIL passengers could be charged higher fares for a worse service now that First Group has been awarded the South West Trains franchise, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) warned yesterday.
The watchdog raised concerns over the London-Exeter...
Wednesday 12th Jul 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
RAMON CORRIA says the Welsh government can and must take action to end the rule of companies with a dismal track record
Wednesday 5th Jul 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
by Conrad Landin, Industrial Reporter
BOSSES are putting safety at risk with their attempts to break rail strikes on the day of the Grand National this weekend, rail union RMT said yesterday.
Onboard workers on Merseyrail, Northern and Southern are all set to down tools on...
Tuesday 4th Apr 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Rescuing Britain’s railways from the systematic failures of privatisiation will require strong, determinded and militant trade unions, writes MICK CASH
Wednesday 14th Sep 2016
RAIL union RMT demanded urgent action to protect staff “caught in the crossfire” of continuing chaos at London Bridge station yesterday.
Botched planning for redevelopment work had already put services at the rail hub under strain, but signalling...
Wednesday 11th Mar 2015
ON-TRAIN staff on a key mainline railway will be balloted for strike action after a colleague was sacked “for telling the truth.”
East Coast crew leader Mark Doughty was dismissed after he told angry passengers the full English breakfast was off because of staff shortages...
Wednesday 18th Feb 2015
Heavily subsidised FGW faces no rival bids
Tuesday 17th Feb 2015
posted by Richard Bagley in Britain
TORIES are “playing Fagin” in an underhand assault on rail workers’ pensions, union leaders warned yesterday.
The railway pension scheme is set to be streamlined into the new single state pension programme as part of the Con-Dem’s austerity agenda —...
Saturday 14th Feb 2015
Monday 26th Jan 2015
posted by Malcolm Burns in Britain
Network Rail investigation cites subcontractor errors, discrepancies and broken equipment
Tuesday 13th Jan 2015