5 December 2014
RMT Press Office
Mick Cash, General Secretary said. "The scandal of Britain's great rail fares rip off continues with today's hike far out stripping average pay increases and it will once again hit those at the sharp end of the austerity clampdown the hardest.
After two decades of privatisation the British people pay some of the highest fares in Europe to travel on clapped out, understaffed and overcrowded services while the private train companies are laughing all the way to the bank. Today's fares announcement just fuels that scandal.
RMT says we should cut fares and not staff and public ownership would allow us to do just that. "