13 February 2017
RMT Press Office:
RMT slams Britain's "great rail rip off" as Trenitalia completes c2c's acquisition from National Express.
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said:
“Today's announcement is another stage in the take-over of UK rail by foreign states while the Tories ideological hatred of the public sector prevents the British state ownership of our railway. Profits are set be creamed off from the UK to pay for new trains and lower fares in Italy. That is a national scandal”.
“Britain’s railways are being flogged off to European state-owned outfits who are queuing up to plunder our assets in the great rail rip off. The profits from our fares – amongst the highest in Europe – are subsidising transport operations abroad. The only solution to this racket is to take Britain's railways into full public ownership.".