Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Climate campaigners are supporting actions for fair fares and public ownership,

Dear Friends

On Tuesday 19 August, we will find out how much our already over-priced train tickets will increase in the New Year.  In order to combat global warming  it is necessary to invest in railways.  85% of global CO2 transport emissions  come from cars, planes and trucks.  Planes produce eight to eleven times the CO2 of high speed rail and lorries emit about six times more CO2 than trains for every ton carried. Radical improvement to the rail services are required if we are going to replace air and road travel.

Climate campaigners are supporting actions for fair fares and public ownership, in London and at railway stations around the country with alongside  friends at Action for Rail Bring Back British RailWe Own It, the People’s Assembly,  and the All on Board Compass campaign.

The following stations have actions planned for August 19:
·         Bedford station, Bedfordshire: 5pm – 8pm
·         Burton-on-Trent station, Staffordshire: 4pm – 5.30pm
·         Carlisle station, Cumbria: 7.30am – 8.30am
·         Chelmsford station, Essex: 7.30am – 9am
·         Cross Gates station, Leeds: 7.30am – 8.30am
·         Derby station: 7.30am – 9am
·         Dewsbury station, Yorkshire: 7.30am – 8.30am
·         Doncaster station, Yorkshire: 7.30am – 8.30am
·         Exeter Central station: 7am – 9.30am
·         Exeter St Davids station: 7am – 9.30am
·         Farnborough station, Hampshire: 7am – 9am
·         Garforth station, Leeds: 7.30am – 8.30am
·         Guildford station, Surrey: 7.30am – 9am
·         Hebden Bridge station, Yorkshire: 7.30am – 8.30am
·         Hexham station, Northumberland: 7.30am – 8.30am
·         Harlow station, Essex: 6am – 9am
·         Keighley station, Yorkshire: 7.30am – 8.30am
·         Ilford station, East London: 8am – 9am
·         King’s Lynn station, Norfolk: 7.30am – 10am
·         Leeds station: 7.30am – 8.30am
·         Liverpool Lime Street station: 7.30am – 9.30am
·         London King’s Cross station: 7.30am – 9.00am
·         Manningtree station, Essex: 6pm – 8pm
·         Newcastle station: 7.30am – 8.30am
·         Norwich station: 6am – 10am
·         Preston Park station, East Sussex: 6.05am – 9.15am and 5.45pm – 7.50pm
·         Redcar Central station, Redcar & Cleveland: 7.30am – 8.30am
·         Southampton Central station: 5.30am – 8.30am
·         Sheffield station: 7.30am – 8.30am
·         Stafford station, Staffordshire: 7.30am – 9am
·         Stoke-on-Trent station, Staffordshire: 7.30am – 9am12noon – 1pm4.30pm – 6pm
·         Sudbury station, Suffolk: 6.15am – 8am
·         Thornaby station, Yorkshire: 7.30am – 8.30am
·         Wareham station, Dorset: 8am – 10am
·         Weymouth station, Dorset: 6.45am – 8.45am
·         Woking station, Surrey: 5pm – 6.30pm
·         Wolverhampton station, West Midlands: 7am – 9am
·         York station: 7.30am – 8.30am
Action for Rail are updating the list regularly so please do keep checking on theAction for Rail pageand updated on the Facebook page.
In addition to handing out leaflets the plan is to have several A2 card placards at each station linking then railways and the climate change issue. See the attached. If you would like some sent to you please contact and let us have your postal address.

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