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East Coast rail shambles deepens
RAIL UNION RMT today accused the Government of an “act of mindless industrial vandalism” as it was confirmed that the public sector rail franchise failsafe option, Directly Operated Railways, was broken up and outsourced to a consortium of consultants and...
Region: National
Tagged with: ecml, east coast mainlinee, dor, directly operated railways, national express, virgin, stagecoach, virgin east coast
Abellio sells 40% share in Greater Anglia to Mitsui
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Following on from National Express sale of the c2c franchise to Trenitalia, this latest sell off by Abellio of a chunk of the Greater Anglia franchise to Mitsui shows that the Britain's rail network...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, mitsui, national express, c2c, trenitalia
Southern Rail owners Go Ahead ramp up dividends
 New research by transport union RMT has found that as passenger brace themselves for yet another fare increase in the New Year the four big transport groups that own many of Britain’s Train Companies are so profitable that they are...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, rmt, transport union, transport workers union, virgin, go ahead, stagecoach, national express
RMT slams bidders for new Greater Anglia franchise
Rail union RMT today slammed the bidders that have been shortlisted for the next Greater Anglia franchise as “the same tired old parade of failures, chancers and rip-off merchants who have been at it for the past 20 years exploiting Britain’s...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, firstgroup, national express
"Fantasy figures" at heart of new East Coast franchise
In an extraordinary piece of creative accounting this sees the money Virgin  East Coast will pay the Government rise from £210 million this year to £623 million just seven years later.   RMT has warned that that the “fantasy figures”...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, east coast, national express