5 Nov day of action: Public ownership for railways
Privatisation has failed to deliver on any of its promises. Fares have rocketed, public subsidy more than doubled. Private train companies earn huge returns for minimal investment. Help us to put an end to 20 years of failure.
Boris Johnson is helping George Osborne take an axe to London transport, closing ticket offices and cutting tube staff and guards. We know passengers want properly staffed services. It's time the Mayor listened to London’s travelling public.
East Coast Main Line is publicly owned and operated, investing profits back into the service, which benefits passengers and taxpayers alike. The government wants to sell it off in a needless, irresponsible privatisation.
A new directive coming out of the EC could impose privatisation on rail services in every EU state. This will make it impossible for any UK government to change our failed privatised model and run things differently. We need to take action to stop these new regulations