rail franchises - 9 Items Tagged Within News

Urgent questions for Govt over Southeastern
Britain’s biggest specialist transport union has written to the Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps calling for urgent answers to questions raised by the DfT’s contracts with Southeastern railways and other train companies after the Department was forced to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Southeastern, Govia, Go-Ahead, Rail Franchise, OLR, Nationalisation,
Cross Country Franchise extension
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The Government, who are financially supporting the train operators, should have seized the opportunity to cut out the middleman and bring the Cross Country operation into direct public ownership. "RMT will be studying the details...
Region: National
Tagged with: Cross Country, Arriva, Rail Franchise
RMT responds to Government’s extension of Emergency Measures
Responding to an announcement that the Government is extending Emergency Measures Agreements on UK rail franchises with new ERMA’s contracts transport union RMT today called on the Government to cut out the middleman and bring all UK rail franchises into...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Emergency Measures Agreements, ERMA, Rail Franchises, Rail
RMT demands public ownership of railway
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded full public ownership of Britain's failing private railways as the twice yearly rail passengers satisfaction survey today laid bare the state of the franchise chaos. The survey found that the lowest ratings for overall satisfaction...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail franchise, tory government, rail privatisation
RMT warns of total chaos over rail franchises
Rail union RMT today warned of total chaos on the railways as it emerged that the private rail contractors club – the Rail Delivery Group - is calling for a new era of wholesale deregulation on the tracks that would effectively...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rail franchise, rail privatisation, tory government, chris grayling
RMT slams Government for withholding key franchise data
RAIL UNION RMT today accused the Government of operating a great rail cover up as it emerged that key financial data on Britain’s rail franchises, data that was available in the past, is now being deliberately withheld by the DFT....
Region: National
Tagged with: rail franchise, rail franchising, privatisation, dft, department for transport, tory government
RMT on Virgin franchise speculation
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “Rumours are rife this afternoon that Chris Grayling is setting up a major “market sensitive” announcement on the West Coast Mainline for six pm and that that announcement may mean a further cash-laden extension...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin west coast, chris grayling, rail franchise, tory government, rail privatisation
RMT reveals that 75% of UK rail now foreign owned
  Following the shock announcement on the SW Trains routes this morning, rail union RMT has revealed that, as well as being a license to print money for the private sector, rail privatisation is proving a lucrative market for foreign...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail franchises
RMT slams franchise process as "legalised racketeering"
General Secretary Mick Cash said "This is another spin of the wheel in the great rail franchise lottery with the same bunch of spivs, speculators and failures queuing up for another chance to rob the travelling public blind. "The only...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: east anglia, rail franchise