More MPs join growing calls to renationalise failing industry
Monday 6th Feb 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
TRAIN DRIVERS announced that they had resolved their differences with Southern yesterday, but conductors remain in dispute.
The private operator has faced strikes by both sets of workers in long-running disputes over the expansion of driver-only trains and the deskilling of...
Friday 3rd Feb 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
A SHAKE-UP of rail fares is an “open admission” that private operators have been ripping off the public, rail union RMT said yesterday.
Train companies say they are going to rethink expensive fares for long, connecting journeys on a trial basis, to remove the need to split...
Thursday 2nd Feb 2017
SHIPPING workers will protest against wages of just £1.64 per hour on Scotland’s only freight link to mainland Europe tomorrow.
New figures show sharp falls in the number of British deck and engine ratings over the past year — of 8 per cent and 15 per cent...
Thursday 26th Jan 2017
by Felicity Collier
TRAIN operator Abellio announced yesterday that it is selling off 40 per cent of its Greater Anglia rail franchise to the Japanese firm Mitsui.
RMT leader Mick Cash said that the plans make a “mockery” of the government’s...
Wednesday 18th Jan 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
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
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
A NEW poll has revealed huge public frustration over the government’s failure to act against private rail operators who have brought chaos to London’s rail services.
The poll, conducted by YouGov for the Greater London Authority, revealed yesterday that 52 per cent of...
Friday 30th Dec 2016
STUBBORN Southern bosses’ refusal to abandon unsafe plans to shake up train guards’ roles means strikes on the service will continue into the new year, union RMT announced yesterday.
Workers will walk out for three days on New Year’s Eve after “rock solid”...
Saturday 24th Dec 2016