2 January 2019
RMT Press Office:
RMT's Mick Cash responds to Chris Grayling on rail fares increase this morning and blasts "toxic combination of gross mismanagement and profiteering on Britain's rip-off railways".
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash has responded to statements by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on the rail fares increase this morning blasting the "toxic combination of gross mismanagement and profiteering on Britain's rip-off railways" and repeating the call for Grayling's resignation as the fragmented rail network lurches from crisis to crisis.
Mick Cash said;
"The British fare-payer has been battered by the toxic combination of gross mismanagement and profiteering by the private companies exploiting Britain's rip-off railways.
"Our passengers have been left paying the highest fares in Europe to travel on rammed out and unreliable services and that is a national disgrace. The only solution is to sweep this whole racket away and return our railways to public ownership."
"On Chris Grayling's watch our fragmented railways have lurched from crisis to crisis. Sorry is not enough. He should go, and he should go now."