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Campaigners protest fare rise and call for public ownership of rail

Today, August 19, campaigners gathered at over 60 stations throughout the UK, from Southampton to Edinburgh, to protest the passenger fare rise and to call for the railways to be brought into public ownership. Members of rail unions, campaigning groups

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New public ownership calls as rail fares set to rise 25 per cent since 2010

Rail fares for season tickets and other regulated fares are set to go up by 3.6% on average from January 2015, the TUC and rail unions warn today (Tuesday) as the Action for Rail campaign protests against rail fare rises

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Spending cuts threaten safety of passengers and rail workers

Government cuts to Network Rail’s funding are putting the lives of both rail passengers and maintenance workers at risk, according to a report published recently by Action for Rail. The research, carried out by the Working Lives Institute at London Metropolitan

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Polling shows support for public ownership and throws down challenge to Labour

A new poll conducted by Survation, on behalf of rail union RMT, has revealed how decisive a factor public ownership of the railways will be in the general election in 2015. The poll was released ahead of Labour’s National Policy

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All on board for public ownership – August 19 day of action

On 19 August the inflation figure used to calculate increases in regulated fares, like Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets, will be announced. The new fare prices will come into force in January 2015 and, even if capped at the new

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Campaigners take action to protect public safety, accessibility and jobs threatened by new ‘super-bad’ rail franchise

On 17 June, rail campaigners staged protests at stations along passenger routes that the government plans to bring into a new super rail franchise covering London, as well as areas of the south and east. Protests were held at 12

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Call to action 17 June: Defend public safety, accessbility and jobs threatened by new Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail franchise

Action for Rail and coalition partners are planning actions at stations along the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise on 17 June, to protest against government plans to rush through formation of this new super franchise, which threatens public

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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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