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Broken promises over excrement on tracks
RAIL UNION RMT said today that revelations that train companies have reneged on a pledge to eliminate the dumping of excrement on the railway by the end of this year shows that profit is more important to them than the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Sewage, tracks
RMT progress on eliminating dumping of excrement
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it has only been through long and hard campaigning that a pledge has now been secured to eliminate the dumping of excrement on the railway by the end of 2019 but the union has warned...
Region: National
Tagged with: sewage, tracks, railway
Impact of cuts to maintenance and inspections exposed
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the impact of cuts to maintenance and inspections on our railways, and the dangers of running services on untested tracks, was exposed at the weekend after Arriva Trains Wales enforced blanked speed restrictions on...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: network rail, arriva trains wales, maintenance, tracks
Rail workers' protest in Glasgow over dumping of sewage
The action is part of RMT's on-going campaign to bring forward the date when the filthy and disgusting practice will be stopped on the Scotrail franchise from December 2017 to the union target date of April 2016 - one full year after Abellio...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sewage, tracks, network rail
Govt admits it doesn't know how much sewage dumped on tracks
Last year, RMT learnt from a series of questions tabled by members of the union’s Parliamentary Group that Ministers and officials haven’t a clue as to how much excrement is sprayed around the rail network every year. As well as...
Region: National
Tagged with: sewage, human waste, railway tracks, inside out
RMT forces Government admission on sewage
As well as the shocking admission that the Government have no idea what volume of human waste is being dumped on our railways the questions also reveal that: •    A quarter of trains with toilets on board don’t have retention...
Region: National
Tagged with: human sewage, tracks