28 January 2020
RMT Press Office:
RMT responds to Government spin on £500 million to reverse Beeching cuts
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"The idea that this is a reversal of the Beeching Cuts is PR spin way out of control. This is a bare-faced attempt to distract attention from the daily chaos on Northern, South Western, Trans Pennine and Britain's other basket-case franchises.
"RMT welcomes any investment in our railways but £500 million is a drop in the ocean compared to what's really required to connect our abandoned communities and reverse decades of cuts to infrastructure and maintenance.
"The first step is to end the chaos, profiteering and fragmentation of privatisation. Anything else is just window dressing and no one will be fooled. "