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Action for Rail event – Workington – Wednesday April 23

The RMT Workington Branch will be holding an ACTION FOR RAIL event – Leafleting and Protest – outside Workington Railway Station, between 5.30pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday April 23,  2014. For more information contact [email protected] Tel: 07764796222 Representatives of other

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Rail unions seek Judicial Review over InterCity East Coast

Issued by the RMT on March 7 2014: The Rail Unions ASLEF, RMT and TSSA have launched an application for Judicial Review to challenge the government over InterCity East Coast and the direct award of rail franchises. The unions have

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Set back for the 4th Railway package – campaign news

The European Commission’s proposals for a 4th Railway Package were amended by the majority of MEPs in the European Parliament by a vote on February 27. Many of you took the time to write to your MEP in February as

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Campaigners protest to keep East Coast Public

On 7 March, rail campaigners gathered to protest against  government plans to re-privatise the East Coast Main Line, at 16 stations along the line. The protest coincided with the start of the Lib Dem Spring conference in York. Campaigners called

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Join Action for Rail on 7 March

Action for Rail and coalition partners are planning campaign actions along the East Coast Mainline on 7 March 2014, to coincide with the start of the Lib Dem Spring Conference in York. Campaigners are calling on Liberal Democrat MPs to

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Stop London Transport Cuts

Parliamentary demonstration MPs joined tube workers, passengers and campaign groups at a rally outside parliament on 15 February 2014 to oppose the Mayor of London’s decision yesterday to close every single London underground ticket office.  The Rally preceded a special

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Campaign events: Stop London Transport cuts

Demonstration opposite Parliament Wednesday 15th January 2014 (10.00am – 11.00am, Old Palace Yard) Public Meeting Thursday 16th January (6.30pm, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn) Speakers: Bob Crow (RMT General Secretary), Manuel Cortes (TSSA General Secretary), Jeremy Corbyn MP, Lianna

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UK commuters pay over three times more than most European passengers

On 2 January 2014, as many people returned to work, Action for Rail campaigners held a demonstration outside Kings Cross Station to highlight rising rail fares and the failures of UK rail privatisation – calling for our railways to be

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End the Rail Rip Off – Join us at Kings Cross

Passengers returning to work after Christmas will be facing rail fare hikes of up to 5 per cent on season tickets and peak time tickets. Possibly even higher on other fares that the government don’t set prices for. That means

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Save our Staff on London Transport – Urgent

Despite dismissing our fears as scare-mongering in the past, the Mayor Boris Johnson today confirmed plans to close ticket offices across London Underground with 750 job losses. This will have a huge impacton all passengers but especially those who rely

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Save staff on London Transport!

Save staff on London Transport 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.

Keep East Coast Public!
Keep East Coast 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.

Our railways are under attack

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.