RMT reveals full extent of shareholders’ bonanza
As fares rise on our railways yet again today, rail union RMT has revealed that private companies have siphoned off £4.4 billion in dividends to shareholders in the last ten years.
The union analysed the company accounts of every train...
RMT slams January fare increase
Rail union RMT slams January fare increase as another kick in the teeth for passengers on Britain's rip-off railways
General Secretary Mick Cash said:
"Whatever way Chris Grayling tries to dress this up this latest fare hike is another kick...
Scotrail fares to rise
As passengers return to work today in Scotland rail union RMT has revealed that Scotrail fares are to increase by more than three times the increase in Scottish salaries. Scotrail fares are to increase by 3.2% on average, with peak commuter...
Overwhelming support from passengers for RMT protests
Overwhelming support from passengers for RMT protests this morning over privatised rail fares rip off.
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“While the British passenger is being bled dry, the same private companies who are coining it in are axing safety-critical...
25th anniversary of railway privatisation study
On the 25th anniversary of The Railway Act of 1993 – that led to the privatisation of the railways – and the day before rail season tickets are due to rise in price by 3.6% and fares on average by 3.4% a new...
Rail companies to make minimum of extra £337 million
According to the ORR train companies collected £9.384 billion from fares in 2015-16. This is the most recently available figure.
Only regulated fares will go up by 3.6%, unregulated fares will go up by more, that is why the £337 million is...
UK commuters paying six times as much
UK commuters spend up to six times as much of their salary on rail fares as other European passengers Commuters on the UK’s privatised railways returning to work today (Monday) will face new fare increases, while spending up to six...
Unions slam latest fare hike rip-off
Today’s (Saturday) rail fare increases are a consequence of rail privatisation, says Action for Rail – a campaign by rail unions and the TUC.
The one per cent increase today to season tickets and other regulated fares will mean...
UNIONS STAGE FARES AND PRIVATISATION PROTESTS
As many people prepare for their first day back to work after the Christmas break, rail campaigners are today (Thursday) warning that British commuters could be spending over three times more of their salary on rail travel than passengers on...