Rail fares are rising again on 2nd January 2015. Since 2010 fares have risen over two and half times faster than wages. Taxpayer subsidies are being diverted towards company profits and shareholders. Services are overcrowded and under-staffed. We need a new route map for our railways.
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
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.
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.
The government have set out their vision for the future of UK rail services, and it's a bleak picture for rail travelers, workers and businesses relying on the network.