DAY OF ACTION on 3rd January 2017 – help us end #RailRipOff

On 1st January 2017, the government will announce a further rise in rail fares for UK train passengers. It’s the Christmas present no one asked for – rather than giving us the gift of proper investment in rail infrastructure and full public ownership, yet again passengers are paying more but getting less.

While fares keep rising, cuts to services and staffing are taking place across the network – with more ticket offices closing, removal of guards from trains, extension of driver only operations and fewer staff at stations to provide help when we need it.

Action for Rail is organising a day of action on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017. We are calling for a publicly owned railway with affordable fares to end this #RailRipOff.

Public ownership of rail could deliver cheaper fares. If the lines up for renewal this parliament were taken back into public ownership, that could save around £1.5bn – which could fund a 10 per cent cut in season tickets and other regulated fares from 2017. A third (£520m) of this £1.5bn saving would come from recouping the money private train companies pay in dividends to their shareholders.

Below are the details of station actions which will be taking place. This page will be updated as actions are confirmed, so please check this page regularly.

Larger actions will be taking place at two major UK stations. Please come and support if you are able to.

London King’s Cross 08. 00
Manchester Piccadilly  08. 00

Other confirmed actions are below –

Station Times
Aberdare 06:45-08:00
Abergavenny 07:30-10:00
Ascot 08.00-10.00; 17.00-19.00
Basildon 05:30-09:00
Barrrow-in-Furness 06.30-9.30
Bedford 17:00-18:00
Berwick-on-Tweed 08:00-10:00
Bingley 09.00-11.00
Birmingham New Street 07.30-10.00
Birmingham Moor Street 16.00-17.00
Bolton 07:00-09:00; 16:00-18:30
Bournemouth 12.00-14.00; 17.30-18.45
Bridgwater 08.00-
Brighouse 16:00
Bristol Temple Meads 07.30-08.30
Bromley South 16.00-18.00
Burgess Hill 17:00-19:30
Burley 08:00
Burton-on-Trent 07.30-09.00
Cardiff 07.30-09.00
Carlisle 07:30-09:30
Chelmsford 07:30-08:30
Chester 16.00-18.00
Christchurch 16.30-17.30
Clifton Down, Bristol 17.00-18.30
Colchester 07:00
Colchester North 07:00
Coventry 08. 00
Crewe 07.00-09.00
Crewe 07.30-09.00
Crossflatts 09.00-11.00
Darlington 17:00-19:00
Derby 07. 30
Dorchester 07:00-09:00
Downham Market 05.30-09.00
Ealing Broadway, London 17.30 – 19.00
Eltham 07:30-09:30
Exeter Central 17:00-18:00
Exeter St Davids 08:30-09:30
Glasgow Central (4 January) 17:00
Golders Green, London 07:30
Hassocks 07:00-08:30
Hastings 07:30; 17:30
Havant 07:30
Hove 17:00-19:00
Huddersfield 17:00-18:15
Ipswich 17:45-19:30
Kent 07:30
Kidderminster 17:00
Kings Lynn 07:00-09:30
Leamington 06:30-07:30
Leeds 07. 30
Liverpool Lime Street 07:30-09:30
London Liverpool Street 11:00-13:00
London Road, Brighton 07.00-08.30
London Waterloo 08:00
Long Eaton 07.30-90.00
Manchester Piccadilly 07:30-09:30
Marston Green 07:00-09:00
Mauldeth Road, Manchester 09:00-12:00
Merthyr Tydfil 06:30
Middlesborough 17:00-19:00
Newcastle 16.00-18.00
Northampton 06:00-08:00
Norwich 08.30-09.30; 16.30-17.30
Nottingham 07.30-9.00
Olton 07:00-09:00
Orpington 16:00-18:00
Oxford 06:30
Oxford Parkway 07:30-09:30
Peterborough 07:00
Poole 14.30-15.30
Portslade 07:00-19:00
Preston Park, Brighton 06:00-09.15; 17:00-20:00
Pulborough 06.00-08.30
Saltaire 07:30-09:00
Sheffield 06.00-18.00
Sherborne 07.00-09.00 (approx)
Shipley 07:30-09:00
Shirley 07:00-09:00
Solihull 07:00-09:00
Southampton Central 07:00
Southport 07:30-09:00
Stafford 08:00
Stevenage 07:00-08:30
Stockport 07.30-09:30
Stourbridge Junction 06.30-08.30
Stowmarket 07:30
Stratford 06:30-07:30
Swindon 17:30-18:30
Taunton 06:30
Telford 17:00-07:30
Ulverston 15:00-18:00
Wareham 08:00-10:00
Walsall 07.15-08.45; 17.15-18.30
Warwick 06:30-07:30
Warwick Parkway 06:30-07:30
Watford Junction 08:00-09:30
West Malling 07. 00
Weston-Super-Mare 10:00
Weston-super-Mare 07:00-09:00
Weymouth 07:00-09:00
Whistable 07:00
Windsor & Eton Riverside 08.00-10.00; 17.00-19.00
Windsor Central 08.00-10.00; 17.00-19.00
Wolverhampton 07:30-09:30
Worcester Foregate Street 07:00
Worcester Shrub Hill 07:00
Yate 14:00
Yeovil Junction 16.00-18.00 (approx)
Yeovil Pen Mill 16.00-18.00 (approx)
York 08:00-09:30
West Malling 07. 00

Please take action – sign our petition to Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, calling on him to support affordable fares and a publicly owned railway that puts people before profits.