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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,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Paying More For Less, Rail Safety, Rail Fares, Cuts, Protests, Services
RMT warns of climate cost of latest Scottish rail fare hike
Union also warns that rail service and ticket office cuts mean passengers will be paying “more for less” As rail passengers in Scotland face a fares hike of 3.8%, analysis by rail union RMT reveals that since the start of 2012, regulated...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Scottish Government, SNP, Rail Fares, Cuts, Ticket Offices, Services
RMT renews demands for all rail services to be renationalised
RAIL UNION RMT today renewed its demands for all rail services to be taken into public ownership after the public owned Operator of Last Resort (OLR) was given a 5 year extension to its running of Northern. On the same day...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Trains, Northern, Operator of Last Resort, OLR, Rail Fares, Covid-19, DfT, Rail Nationalisation
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Flexible Season Tickets, Ticketing, Rail Fares
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Flexible Season Tickets, Ticketing, Rail Fares
RMT report supports introduction of flexible season tickets
RMT today called on the Government to implement a simple National scheme for flexible ticketing on our railways with immediate effect to give passengers more flexibility in their travel options as the railway union has today published a report called...
Region: National
Tagged with: Flexible Season Tickets, Ticketing, Rail Fares
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Cut Fares Protest
RMT poll reveals negative impact of rail fares rise
Rail union RMT can reveal on the eve of the announcement of the next rail fare increase, that a new poll of rail users from across the UK shows that 7 in 10 passengers have been negatively affected, in various ways, by...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Fares Poll
RMT to hold protests on day rail fares increases announced
Rail union RMT will holding a series of protests on Wednesday 14th August, the day that the increase in rail  fares on Britain’s railways is announced. In London a demonstration will take place at Kings Cross Station; other locations include...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, rail privatisation, tory government
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Fares, Public ownership
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rail fares, privatisation, dft, tory government
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...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, rail fares, rail privatisation,
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, rail privatisation, tory government, chris grayling
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, chris grayling, privatisation, tory government
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, rail privatisation, tory government
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, rail privatisation, tory government
Internal review won't end Britain's great rail fare rip-off
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "No one trusts Britain's rip-off private rail companies to do the right thing by passengers when it come to fares and ticketing. "These are the same bunch of spivs who have hacked back on...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fare, rail delivery group, rdg, ticketing, fares, privatised railway, tory government
Grayling has flown to Qatar on day of rail fare increase
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Chris Grayling knew that the fares story would be top of the news agenda today but instead of being available to defend his Governments great rail rip-off he booked himself a winter escape to the...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, fare increase, rail privatisation, chris grayling
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: fare rises, rail fares, cut fares not staff, rail privatisation
Today's 3.4% fare increase will fund train company profit
As rail fares protests organised by RMT take place at forty stations around the country today a new study by the union has found that every penny of this year’s inflation busting fare increase is going straight into the ‘profit’...
Region: National
Tagged with: fare rises, rail privatisation, cut fares not staff, rail fares
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, commuters, income
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: fare increases, privatisation, railways, rail fares
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.  ...
Region: National
Tagged with: Fares rise
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....
Region: National
Tagged with: fares rise
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, ticket prices, wages, dft
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, tickets, dft, fare increase
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, inflation, rpi
Study reveals heart breaking rail fares for Valentine breaks
For example to fly to Paris is less than half the price (£258 return) than to take the Eurostar (£606).     It’s cheaper (less the half the price) to get return flights from London to Switzerland (£148) than it...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, rmt
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, privatisation, fair fares
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: action for rail, rail fares
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Fares
RMT response to proposals for the deregulation of rail fares
Mick Cash, General Secretary of the biggest rail union RMT, said:   “The idea that complete deregulation of fares would solve the crisis on Britain’s railways is pure and utter nonsense and would simply allow the greedy train companies to...
Region: National
Tagged with: institute of economic affairs, deregulation of rail fares
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: new year, fares, rise
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail 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...
Region: National
Tagged with: george osborne, rail fares
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: action for rail, tuc, rail fares
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, increase
Government and Northern Rail collude to axe off peak fares
Under the new plans, which have only just been confirmed to unions and staff, from the 8th September off-peak tickets can no longer be used during key times on weekday evenings. The abolition of the off-peak evening fares will apply...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, off peak fares
RMT research exposes Boris Johnson's tube fares scandal
The research also showed that the real terms increase in Tube fares of 24%, means that for example the cost a Zone 1 – 4 annual Travel card will rise to £2238. The fare hikes are taking place despite frontline station staff being...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube fares, boris johnson, every job matters, london underground, lu, lul