"The UK already has some of the most expensive train fares in the world, but the rail companies plan to continue to hike the prices up, well above inflation. Over the next six years train operating companies are embarking upon a new programme of cost-cutting (refer to the McNulty report http://www.networkrail.co.uk/aspx/12658.aspx) that could see:
over 20,000 railway jobs put at risk,
the closure of 675 ticket offices and
a 50% increase in the number of unstaffed stations.
Are you, as a climate activist, willing to help campaigns for better RAILWAYS?
The focus on 1 August is Keep East Coast Main Line public! Since 2009 this line has been in public ownership and has been performing better than the other franchises in terms of public satisfaction, lower subsidy and profits returned to the state to be reinvested in services. Yet the government is planning a rushed sell-off by October 2014. Join the email action here.
Actions are already taking place at these stations:
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All are 8am starts apart from Wakefield Westgate which is 7.30am.