RMT slams January fare increase

RMT slams January fare increase

30 November 2018

RMT Press Office:

Rail union RMT slams January fare increase as another kick in the teeth for passengers on Britain's rip-off railways.

‚ÄéRail union RMT slams January fare increase as another kick in the teeth for passengers on Britain's rip-off railways

General Secretary Mick Cash said:

"Whatever way Chris Grayling tries to dress this up this latest fare hike is another kick in the teeth for passengers on Britain's rip-off privatised railways. His cynical attempt to blame this rise on front line rail staff battling in all weathers to keep services running, and facing abuse and assault when the rail operators fail, is pure political cowardice from a transport secretary who is a national joke.

"With the vast majority of our rail franchises in foreign state hands this increase means the British people will be paying the highest fares in Europe on our rammed-out and unreliable services to subsidise passengers in Berlin, Paris and Amsterdam. That is nothing short of a disgrace.

"The only solution to Britain's rail fare rip-off is a publicly owned railway run solely in the public interest free from the greed of the private train companies."

 

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