Aslef’s annual assembly of delegates opened in Bristol yesterday. MICK WHELAN explains why renationalising
the railways is a vote-winner
Tuesday 23rd May 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
DELEGATES to the TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference called on commuters yesterday to rally behind the party which will renationalise the railways and keep safety-critical train guards.
TSSA delegate Ray Spiteri made the call as conference debated a motion opposing...
Saturday 20th May 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
by Mick Cash
Monday 24th Apr 2017
RAIL workers are striking today against three train companies over the imposition of unsafe driver-only trains.
RMT members on MerseyRail, Arriva Trains North and Southern will walk out for 24 hours.
The action will hit trains serving the Grand National at Aintree, the biggest...
Saturday 8th Apr 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
OFFICIAL rail regulators “have no idea” how disabled passengers will be affected by the removal of guards from trains and the operation of driver-only services, the RMT union revealed yesterday.
The admission is contained in documents obtained by the union from transport...
Friday 7th Apr 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
CHAOTIC rail privateer Southern Rail was accused last night of dumping a guarantee that people with disabilities will be helped to board trains.
A rush-hour demonstration by disabled passengers’ campaign group Transport for All and members of the Association of British Commuters...
Thursday 6th Apr 2017
South West franchise handed to Hong Kong-run MTR
Tuesday 28th Mar 2017
A MOTHER who says a Merseyrail guard saved her diabetic son’s life this week has made an emotional radio appeal to keep the safety-critical staff on trains as they prepare for strike action next week.
Giving her name as Mary, the woman said her son Karl was slipping into a...
Saturday 11th Mar 2017
MINISTERS put the German and Italian states on the shortlist to take over yet another chunk of Britain’s railways yesterday.
Deutsche Bahn subsidiary Arriva and a joint venture between Trenitalia and bus giant FirstGroup will vye with current operator Stagecoach for the new East...
Thursday 2nd Mar 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
PUNCTUALITY on Britain’s railways has plummeted to its lowest point in over a decade, statistics showed yesterday.
Figures from the Office of Rail and Road revealed that more than 10 per cent of trains were late last year, the worst record for a 12-month period since 2006.
Friday 17th Feb 2017