20 March 2017
RMT Press Office:
RMT on Rail Delivery Group claims to increase capacity by 6400 trains a week.
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"Like most people we will believe this when we see it. There simply aren't the trains and staff available to make this plan happen. Fault for that lies smack at the door of over two decades of privatisation.
"The train operators are already struggling to run current services and timetables due to a chronic lack of investment and the drive across the industry is to hack back on staff in the search for fatter profits. Our guards are in the front line of that attack on jobs and safety.
"Like so much of the spin from our rip-off private train companies these big promises of additional capacity are doomed to turn to dust.
"With the British public paying the highest fares in Europe to travel on rammed-out and unreliable trains the only solution to this on-going transport crisis is public ownership."