RMT warns of significant threat to railway safety
Britain’s largest rail union has warned of a significant threat to rail safety and services cause by plans to axe thousands of rail jobs. The warning came as tomorrow, 9th March, rail workers will gather at stations in London, Bristol,...
New RMT analysis shows on rail fare savings
RMT has called on the Government to slash fares rather than raise them as expected today simply by using £500 million that would otherwise be paid to private rail companies during the Covid-19 crisis.
Recent research by RMT found that...
Rail union RMT responds to planned fare hike
“The fact that this Government appears to be pushing ahead with yet another extortionate fare rise in January shows just how out of touch they are.
"This regressive fare increase hits the low paid hardest and will only serve to...
RMT on today’s rail fare increase announcement
RMT polling of rail passengers has revealed that rising rail fares have already forced large numbers to consider using other forms of transport for both leisure and work purposes. A publicly owned and nationally integrated railway, which was not focused...
RMT on fare fiddling private train companies
Rail union RMT said today that news that train companies are pocketing 80% of the compensation they suck up from the publicly-owned Network Rail for disrupted and delayed services, rather than passing it on to passengers, should be yet another nail...
RMT warning over plans to streamline rail fares
Rail union RMT has warned today that any plans to streamline and simplify Britain's rail fare structure will be undermined by the fragmentation of over two decades of privatisation. The warning comes as the Rail Delivery Group releases a report...
RMT renews rail nationalisation call
As Scotrail passengers face another New Year’s Fare hike, new research by RMT has found that the decision by the Scottish Government to delay returning the Scotrail Franchise to public ownership by three years will cost £37million, the equivalent of...
RMT's Mick Cash responds to Chris Grayling
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...
RMT research on rail fares
As passengers return to work with news of yet another fare hike new RMT research has found that rail fares have risen almost 50% faster than inflation since privatisation.
The report also showed that of open access operators and franchises total...
RMT on today's Government rail fare hike
Responding to the confirmation of the rail fare increases this morning, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“With passengers already furious at the shocking level of service on Britain’s rip-off privatised railways today’s news is just another kick in the...
Fare increase announcement
On the eve of the rail fare rise announcement rail union RMT has revealed that despite timetable chaos and service and staff cuts rail fares are massively more as expensive compared to Europe and rising twice as fast as UK...
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...
Britain’s rail commuters spend up to 5x more of income
Commuters on Britain’s privatised railway will be spending up to five times more of their income than their European counterparts as a result of January fare hike
Commuters on Britain’s privatised railway will be spending up to five times more...
Fare increases announced today
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "These fare increases are another kick in the teeth for British passengers who will still be left paying the highest fares in Europe to travel on rammed out, unreliable trains where private profit comes before...
Financial speculators driving up rail costs
Despite the claims of the Rail Delivery Group that just 3% of total fares paid end up in the pockets of train operating companies, RMT analysis shows how financial speculators also take their cut from the privatised rail industry.
RMT on today's latest rail fare rip off announcement
"The huge hike in fares confirmed today is another kick in the teeth for passengers who already fork out colossal sums to travel on rammed out, unreliable trains while the private operators are laughing all the way to the bank....
Rail fares rising almost twice as fast as wages
Rail fares have increased at twice the speed of wages since 2010, according to new analysis released today by the RMT on the eve of the Government announcement on the latest fare hike. The analysis shows that rail fares have risen...
RMT reveals cost of commuting by rail into London
Rail union RMT has today reiterated its call for public ownership of the railways, as it emerged that commuters into London – unlike commuters into other European capital cities - are being treated as nothing more than self-loading cash-cows by private...
Fares set to rocket next month
RAIL UNION RMT has reiterated its call for public ownership of the railways, as it releases a predicted sample of new rail season ticket prices that will be confirmed next month. The Secretary of State for Transport has said that...
RMT on "rail fares overhaul"
"This is an open admission by Britain's private train companies and the Government that they have been ripping off the travelling public for over two decades. "If we want a fair deal on fares then that means keeping ticket offices...
Rail fare increases
- Commuters to London pay £387 a month, compared with £61 in Paris or Rome - Rail fares have shot up twice as much as wages and inflation over the past decade - Campaigners point to “failed privatisation” as key driver of high...
RMT on latest rail fare rip off
"This latest fares hike is another kick in the teeth for British passengers and condemns them to continue to pay some of the highest fares in Europe to travel on rammed out and unreliable trains.
"Once again the rip-off...
Commuters paying nearly £10,000 with New Year fares hike
And commuters are being slapped by a double whammy of fare rises and huge on-going government subsidies to the train operators in the universally recognised privatised railway shambles.
Private companies that simply use such subsidies to make inflation busting...
RMT on Britain's continuing rail fare rip off
After two decades of privatisation the British people pay some of the highest fares in Europe to travel on clapped out, understaffed and overcrowded services while the private train companies are laughing all the way to the bank. Today's fares...
RMT slams Osborne's rail fares fraud
"This mornings announcement from George Osborne that rail fares will be jacked up by 2.5% does not stack up to a freeze for millions of people whose incomes are stagnant due to years of austerity. To try and dress this up...
New public ownership calls as rail fares set to rise
Next year’s wage-busting fare hikes will mean that rail fares will have increased by 24.9 per cent over the current parliament (2010 to 2015), and have risen faster than wages in every year. Over the same period, average earnings have increased by just...
RMT SLAMS 5.5% FARE INCREASE
“With the “flex” rule passengers are facing fare increases of up to 5.5% at a time when wages are stagnating. People will simply be priced off the railways while the greedy train operating companies are laughing all the way to the...