End #RailRipOff on 4 January – join us at Kings Cross and stations across the country

In January, passengers returning to work after Christmas will see their fares rise yet again. Over the last five years rail fares have risen nearly three times faster than average wages. We have the highest commuter fares in Europe, yet services are often overcrowded, late and under-staffed.

Although the government has pledged to cap rail fare rises to inflation for this parliament, fares will still go up by one per cent in January 2016, making already exorbitant season tickets a cost too much to bear for most passengers. The Department for Transport’s own figures reveals the cost of the cap to taxpayers will be £700m over the parliament.

British passengers continue to pay much higher fares than passengers on publicly-owned railways in Europe. We need an affordable railway under public ownership that puts people before profit.

Come and join us at Kings Cross Station on Monday 4th January 07:30am – 09:30, and at stations across the country. We will also be asking supporters to email their MPs – watch this space for more details!

If you would like to organise an action at a station, please get in touch with us at actionforrail@tuc.org.uk.


#EndRailRipOff Protests on Monday 4 January

(please note this list is regularly updated)

  • Aylesbury Central: 08:00
  • Axminster: 18:00
  • London King’s Cross Station: 07:30 – 09:30 and 13:00
  • London Paddington Station: 07:00 – 09:00
  • Belper: 08:00
  • Bexhill on Sea: 09:00
  • Baildon: 07:30
  • Barrhead: 11:00
  • Barnham Station, West Sussex: Time TBC
  • Barnsley Station, Yorkshire: Time TBC
  • Bath Spa: 17:00
  • Bath Station: 06:00 onwards
  • Birkenhead Hamilton Square Station, Wirral: 07:30 – 09:30 and 16:00 – 18:00
  • Birmingham stations – TBC
  • Blackpool North Station: 07:30 – 09:30 and 16:00 – 18:00
  • Bognor Regis Station: 17:30
  • Botley Road: 17:30
  • Bolton: 07:15
  • Bolton Railway Station: 17:30
  • Bournville Station: 16:30
  • Bow Road: 07:00
  • Burnage Station, Manchester: 08:00 – 09:30
  • Burnley Cental Station: 07:30 – 09:30 and 16:00 – 18:00
  • Bradford Interchange: 08:00
  • Bradford on Avon: 08:00
  • Brentford: 07:00
  • Brighton Central Station, Queens Road: 06:00 – 07:00 and 17:30
  • Brighton Station: 07:15 – 08:45
  • Brighton/Hove or Aldrington Station: 07:50
  • Bristol Parkway: 17:30
  • Bristol Temple Meads Station – 07:00 – 08:00 and 17:00 – 19:00
  • Bromley Cross Railway Station: 12:45
  • Bromsgrove Rail Station: 07:30
  • Burnley Manchester Road: 07:00 – 08:15 and 17:45 – 19:00
  • Burton-on-Trent Station: 07:00 – 09:00
  • Bury St Edmunds: 08:00
  • Cambridge/Ely: 06:00
  • Cardiff: 12:00
  • Cardiff Central, front entrance: 08:00 and 16:00
  • Canterbury West: 16:00
  • Cardiff Central: 16:30
  • Cardiff Station: 07:00 – 09:00
  • Carlisle Station: 07:30 – 09:00
  • Central Worthing Station: 18:00
  • Chandlers Ford: 08:00
  • Chelmsford Station: 07:30 – 08:30
  • Chesham Train Station: 08:50
  • Chester Station: 07:30 – 09:30 and 16:00 – 18:00
  • Chichester Station: 17:00 – 18:30
  • City Road Chester: 08:00
  • Colchester North: TBC
  • Crewe Station: 07:30 – 09:30 and 16:00 – 18:00
  • Denmark Hill Station, London: 07:00 – 08:30
  • Derby Rail Station (Railway Terrace/Victoria Inn entrance: 11:00
  • Derby Station: 07:30 – 09:00
  • Diss, Norfolk: 06:30
  • Doncaster Station: 07:00 – 09:00
  • Dorchester South Station, Dorset: 07:00 – 09:30
  • Downham Market Station, Norfolk: 07:00 – 09:00
  • Droitwich Spa Railway Station, Worcestershire: 17:00
  • Dunbar Station, East Lothian: 11:30 – 13:00
  • Edenbridge Town Station: 07:30
  • Ealing Broadway Station: 17:30 – 19:00
  • Europa Bus/train station, Belfast: 10:00
  • Falmouth Town: 07:45
  • Flixton Railway Station: 06:00
  • Folkestone Central: 06:00
  • Folkestone West: 18:00
  • Greenfield: 07:10
  • Glasgow/Edinburgh: TBC
  • Glossop: 09:00
  • Grantham/Bingham and/or Newark: TBC
  • Grateley, Hamshire: 06:00
  • Gravesend Station: 07:00
  • Halton Station, Lancashire: 07:30 – 09:30 and 16:00 – 18:00
  • Hartleypool Station: 10:00
  • Hastings Train Station and TBC Bexhill & Battle Stations: TBC
  • Havant: 07:00
  • High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells: 06:30 – 08:00
  • Haywards Heath, West Sussex: 08:00
  • Hitchin Station, Hertfordshire: 07:00 – 08:00 and 17:00 – 18:00
  • Horsham Station: 07:30
  • Hove Station: 06:45 – 09:00 and 18:00 – 19:00 and 17:00
  • Huddesfield Railway Station: 18:30
  • Hull Paragon Interchange: 08:00
  • Hull Train Station, Ferensway: 17:00
  • Ipswich Station, Suffolk: 06:30 – 08:00 and 17:00 onwards
  • Ilford Station: 17:00
  • Islip, Oxfordshire: 06:00
  • Kearsney Station, Dover: 09:30
  • Keighly Station: 08:00
  • Kettering Railway Station: 08:00
  • Kings Langley: 07:45
  • King’s Lynn Station: 07:00 – 09:00
  • Kingston-upon-Thames: 17:00
  • Ladbroke Grove Station: 07:30 – 09:30
  • Leeds Station: 07:30
  • Leeds Burley Park Station, Horsforth Station and Menston: TBC AM
  • Leeds Train Station: 17:00
  • Leicester: 08:00
  • Leicester: 07:00
  • Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire: 08:00 and 17:00 – 19:00
  • Levenshulme Station, Manchester: 08:00 – 10:00 and 16:30 – 18:30
  • Lincoln: 07:00 – 10:00
  • Liverpool Lime Street Station: 07:30 – 09:30 and 16:00 – 18:00
  • London Euston Station: From 07:45
  • London Road Station, Brighton: 07:00 – 09:00 and 16.30- 18.30
  • Longbridge, Birmingham: 07:30
  • Llanelli: 06:55
  • Maidenhead Train Station: 18:00
  • Malvern Link Station: 0730 – 0930
  • Manchester Piccadilly Station: 07:30 – 09:30, 11:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 18:30
  • Manningtree Station, Essex
  • March Railway Station: 06:30
  • Market Harborough and South Wigston Stations: 09:00
  • Marple Station: 13:00
  • Matlock (or Chesterfield): 08:00
  • Mauldeth Road Station, Manchester: 08:00 – 09:30
  • Merthyr Tydfil: 06:40
  • Montpelier: 07:15
  • Mossley Train Station: 06:40
  • Moulscoomb Station, Brighton: 07:45 – 09:30
  • New Brighton Station: 17:00
  • New Street Birmingham: 12:30
  • Newcastle Central: 12:00 and 16:30
  • Newport Train Station, South Wales: 18:00Newton for Hyde: 08:00
  • Northampton Station – 06:30 – 10:00
  • Norwich: between 08.00-19.00
  • Nottingham: 13:00
  • Nottingham, Carrington Street: 07:30
  • Old Railway Yard (tesco) Merthyr Tydill: 11:00
  • Oxford Station: 11:00
  • Oxford Railway Station: 16:30
  • Oxford railway Station, Botley Road: 10:00
  • Oxford Road, Park End Street: 19:00
  • Paddock Wood, Tunbridge Wells: 07:00 – 08:00
  • Paragon Interchange, Ferensway, Hull: 11:00
  • Peckham Rye, Queens Road, Peckham and Denmark Hill Stations: TBC AM
  • Peterborough Station: 07:30 – 08:30 and 16:00 -1800
  • Piccadilly Station: 08:00
  • Piccadilly Station Information Booth: 06.40
  • Portslade Station, Brighton & Hove: 17:30 – 19:30
  • Portsmouth and Southsea: 06:00
  • Preston Station: 07:30 – 09:30 and 16:00 – 18:00
  • Preston Park Station, Brighton: 06:00 – 09:00 and 17:00 – 19:45
  • Queen Street, Glasgow: 17:00
  • Rainham Station, Kent: 07:00 and 18:30
  • Ramsgate: 09:15
  • Reading Station: 07:30
  • Redcar Central: 08:00
  • Salford Central Station: 07:30 – 09:30 and 16:00 – 18:00
  • Scarborough Station: Time TBC
  • Sheffield Station: Time TBC
  • Shettleston: 07:30
  • Shrewsbury: 09:00
  • Sittingbourne: 17:30 – 19:30
  • Sockton on tees: 08:00
  • Southampton Central: 07:00 – 08:00
  • Spital: 08:00
  • St Austell Station, Parr Station and Newquay: TBC
  • St Helen’s Central: 08:00
  • St Mary’s Road, Market Harborough: 11:30
  • St Mary’s Street, Lincoln: 08:00
  • Stafford Station: 07:30
  • Stalybridge Station: 07:00#
  • Station Approach, Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley: 06:30
  • Station Approach, Hastings: 07:00
  • Station Road, Cambridge: 06:00
  • Station Road, Chesterfield: 07:00
  • Station Road: Newport, Essex: 06:00
  • Station Street: Nottingham: 17:00
  • Stoke, Staffordshire: 17:00
  • Swalecliffe: 07:30
  • Swindon: 07:30
  • Sudbury Station, Suffolk: 06:30 – 08:00
  • Sydenham Station, London: 08:00 – 09:00
  • Tamworth Station, Staffordshire: 08:08 and 17:00
  • Temple Meads: Bristol:07:30 and 17:00
  • Three Bridges Station, Crawley: 06:30
  • Todmorden Railway Station: 06:30
  • Tooting Broadway: 16:30
  • Travel Interchange, Bournemouth: 17:00
  • Trent Valley Railway Station, Nuneaton: 11:30
  • Trinity Street, Bolton: 08:00
  • Truro Railway Station, Cornwall: 08:00
  • Tunbridge Wells: 06:30 – 08:00
  • Twyford Station: 07:30
  • Uckfield: 17:00
  • Upwey Station, Dorset: 07:00 – 09:00
  • Victoria Stration: 16:00
  • Wadhurst: 06:10
  • Warrington Central Station: 07:30 – 09:30 and 16:00 – 18:00
  • Waterside train Station Londonderry, NI: 09:00
  • West Bromwich, West Midlands: 07:30
  • West Byfleet Station: 08:00
  • Weymouth Station: 07:00 – 09:00
  • Whiston: 12:00
  • Whitehaven: 06:00
  • Whitlock’s End Station, Solihull: 07:00
  • Whitstable Rail Station: 06:30
  • Whittlesford Parkway Station, Cambridge: 07:00
  • Willesden Junction: 18:00
  • Winchester Railway Station: 07:00
  • Winchester, Hampshire: 07:30
  • Winnersh Railway Station, Berkshire: 15:00
  • Winsford Station: 10:00
  • Wivenhoe Station: 17:00
  • Wolverhampton Station: 07:00 – 09:00
  • Worcester Foregate Street Station: 07:30 – 09:30
  • Worcester Shrub Hill Station: 07:30 – 09:30
  • Worthing Station, West Sussex: 17:15 – 19:15
  • Wrexham General: 07:00
  • Wymondham Station, Norfolk: 07:30 – 09:00 and 17:00 – 18:30
  • Yeovil Junction Station: Time TBC
  • Yeovil Pen Mill Station, Somerset: Time TBC
  • York Station: 08:30 – 09:30