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Rail sell-off has trebled fares on First Great Western
First Great Western has hiked fares by 246%Rail fares have more than trebled on the busiest routes since the railways were sold off by the Tories twenty years ago, the TSSA revealed today.Independent research carried out for the union showed the biggest hike has been on First Great Western where...
Labour steps up rail re-nationalisation campaign with new bill in Parliament
from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/11193776/Labour-steps-up-rail-re-nationalisation-campaign.htmlLabour steps up rail re-nationalisation campaignLabour Party to introduce a bill in Parliament on Wednesday that would allow a state-owned train operator to bid for...
Network Rail Members vote for change to Secretary of States's company role
At a general meeting on Friday, 97.3% of Network Rail's 41 Members (the company's equivalent of shareholders) voted to change the company's articles of association.  The change was necessary as Network Rail is to be reclassified as a public sector company on Monday, 1...
Labour plan to part re-nationalise rail network
17 July 2014 Last updated at 17:59   by Nick Robinson Political editor More from Nick   from the BBC at http://www.railnetwork.info/user_article_add.phpLabour plan to part re-nationalise rail networkLabour wants to allow parts of Britain's rail network to be run by public...
Drainage gangs ended with rai lprivatisation - one ex-BR worker comments
Drainage gangs ended with rail privatisationBy The Bristol Post  |  Posted: February 03, 2014MY first encounter with flooding was in 1968 when Brislington village flooded and I didn't live far away from it. I can vaguely remember seeing black and white pictures of Bedminster,...
Privatised rail has meant 'higher fares, older trains and bigger taxpayers' bill'
  Privatised rail has meant 'higher fares, older trains and bigger taxpayers' bill'TUC-commissioned report says rail selloff has brought little private investment in new technology but dearest fares in EuropeGwyn Topham, transport correspondentThe Guardian, Friday 7 June...
East Coast rail privatisation questioned
 from the BBC at http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/house-of-commons-22775265East Coast rail privatisation questioned4 June 2013 Last updated at 17:46 Help Shadow transport spokesman Lord Davies of Oldham questioned the government's decision not to extend the east coast's...
East Coast rail route to be privatised
from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/9952016/East-Coast-rail-route-to-be-privatised.htmlEast Coast rail route to be privatisedBritain's state-owned East Coast rail route is to be put back into private hands, the government is expected to confirm this week, as MPs...
ATOC responds to 'misleading' TSSA claims over fares
Commenting on the TSSA’s claims about rail fares, a spokesperson for the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) said: “This is misleading because out of the millions of tickets on sale, the TSSA has only looked at a handful of the most expensive tickets which only a tiny...
Passengers taken for a Ticket to Ride says TSSA
Top Ten Rail Fares Have Trebled Since Rail Sell OffRail fares on the busiest routes have risen three times faster than the cost of living over the past 20 years, the TSSA revealed today.It published a Top Ten chart of the most expensive city journeys that passengers now face since John...

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