Franchises put up tickets by 3.6%, trains packed like sardines
Wednesday 16th Aug 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
THE Labour-controlled Welsh Assembly was accused of planning a £5 billion sell-off of the country’s rail operations yesterday.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) said the network could end up being run by state-owned rail operators from Holland, France, Germany or...
Friday 4th Aug 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
Overcrowding hits record high on Britain’s failing privatised lines
Tuesday 1st Aug 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
A NORTHERN rebellion is brewing against the government’s shelving of plans to invest in rail, campaigners claimed yesterday, pointing to a 30,000-strong petition demanding a U-turn.
Ministers have invested £14.8 billion in constructing Crossrail, improving southeast...
Monday 31st Jul 2017
FRESH calls to renationalise Britain’s railways were made yesterday as a new study revealed fares are set to “rocket” next year.
Rail union RMT published a prediction of next year’s train fares, which will rise in line with August’s Retail Prices Index...
Saturday 29th Jul 2017
TUBE maintenance staff ended their industrial action yesterday after a “major breakthrough” against casualisation.
Tube Lines, the publicly owned company which maintains part of the network, had hired 35 temporary workers for extra maintenance of Piccadilly Line trains...
Friday 28th Jul 2017
A RAILWAY facing business failure for the third time since privatisation should be immediately brought back into public ownership, rail union RMT said yesterday.
Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) majority owner Stagecoach announced that its pre-tax profit had fallen to £17.9...
Thursday 29th Jun 2017
The Scottish government should persuade National Rail not to fragment our railway infrastructure further, says GORDON MARTIN
Tuesday 27th Jun 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
MICK CARNEY speaks to the Star about Corbyn, music and halting railway privatisation
Monday 26th Jun 2017
‘Damning’ Gibb inquiry into rail fiasco remains unpublished
Friday 16th Jun 2017