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 Keep the East Coast Mainline in public hands and oppose plans to privatise this successful public train company. Since being under public ownership, passenger satisfaction rates for the East Coast Mainline are amongst the highest for train operating companies, the company provides an income of up to £800m to the treasury, and since 2011 it has received 35 industry awards.

The government’s plans to sell off the East Coast Mainline are purely ideological and ignore the company’s improving performance under public ownership.

Join our campaign actions on 7 March at the following stations:

Berwick  08.00-09.00

Bristol Temple Meads  – 18.40

Doncaster 07.30-09.00

Durham 08.00-09.00

Edinburgh Waverly (Market Street) 07.00-09.00

Grantham 08.00-09.00

Hebdon Bridge 08.00-09.00

Hull 16.30-1730

Keighley 17.30-18.30

Leeds 07.30-09.00

Lincoln 08.00-09.00

London-Kings Cross (Kings Cross Square, adjacent to Euston Road) 07.30-09.00

Newcastle 08.00-.9.00

Peterborough 07.30-08.30

Retford 08.00-09.00

Stevenage 08.00.09.00

York  – 13.00-14.00

We will be handing out action cards to commuters, and at York we will be leafleting MPs and organising a stunt.