ITALY became the latest European country to get a slice of the British railway pie yesterday when National Express announced it had sold its C2C franchise to state-owned Trenitalia for £70 million.
The sale of the London to Essex franchise sees Italy join Germany, Holland and...
Thursday 12th Jan 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
We must take back our railways from the greedy hands of the privileged few and return them to their rightful owners, argues KEN LIVINGSTONE
Saturday 7th Jan 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
A TRANSPORT safety regulator is glossing over implications of driver-only operated (DOO) trains by proposing that companies such as Southern Rail should use them, rail union RMT said yesterday.
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) released a report on Thursday which claimed that giving...
Friday 6th Jan 2017
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
WHITEHALL was accused yesterday of “rigging” the rail market to prop up private operators, while passengers and transport unions protested against fare rises at more than 100 stations nationwide.
Department for Transport (DfT) passenger services director Peter Wilkinson...
Wednesday 4th Jan 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
COMMUTERS will fork out 14 per cent of their income on rail fares this year, a new study has revealed.
Campaigners will blitz dozens of stations this morning to remind hard-up workers that they are set to pay up to six times as much as their counterparts in continental Europe.
Tuesday 3rd Jan 2017
FRESH from new year celebrations, rail users run slap-bang into reality with this year’s instalment of above-inflation fare increases.
Even worse than the basic fact of an average 2.3 per cent increase is the reality that fares rise by different percentages dependent on a...
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
Southern Rail revealed as one of the worst culprits of transport rip-off
Thursday 29th Dec 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
RAIL PASSENGERS are “paying through the nose for decrepit trains,” a think tank said yesterday ahead of an average new year fare hike of more than 2 per cent.
The average age of Britain’s rolling stock is 21 years, according to an analysis of Office of Rail and Road...
RADIO, TV and print journalists set off in hot pursuit of rail union RMT leader Mick Cash yesterday, claiming to believe that industrial disputes on Southern Rail are politically motivated.
Their “evidence” amounted to comments made by union president Sean Hoyle in...
Monday 19th Dec 2016
Media barons launch offensive on rail staff