11 June 2019
Like many cities Bristol needs better public transport. Bristolians have been doing something about that with a long running campaign for an improved local train service.
25 April 2019
Rail unions were claiming victory over the Easter weekend after the announcement that 47 of the 51 ticket offices slated for closure on London Overground will be retained.
The fragmentation of Britain’s railways has its roots in an EEC directive (91/440/EEC) handed down in 1991. This directive decreed the separation of infrastructure from train operations, with the express purpose of creating a competitive market. It was the blueprint used by John Major for the Conservative government’s privatisation of Britain’s railways from 1994 to 1996.
11 February 2019
RMT members on Northern Trains look to have brought their two-year dispute over guards on trains to a successful conclusion. Talks will now take place to put an agreement into practice.
24 August 2018
Network Rail has confirmed that it will use the freedoms presented by next year’s Brexit to cut needless costs.
26 April 2018
A national protest against Driver Only Operation outside Parliament on 25 April drew rail workers and union banners from many towns and regions across the country.
16 April 2018
American private equity firm Apollo Management has made a bid for one of Britain’s largest bus and rail companies, First Group, which has rebuffed the initial bid.
17 January 2018
On the back of new contracts, Bombardier has announced more apprenticeships in Derby to work on the new Aventra trains.
29 December 2017
Strikes to halt the removal of guards continue on many passenger franchises. The RMT announced further strike action extending into the new year in the separate disputes on Merseyrail, Northern, Greater Anglia, South Western Railways and Island Line.
29 June 2017
The SNP has pressed on with plans to break up British Transport Police despite widespread opposition from rail unions to police chiefs. This attempt to reinforce separatism went ahead despite union warnings that it would damage and not protect policing in Scotland.
18 June 2017
Following the suicide bombing in Manchester rail union TSSA has demanded the SNP halt its plan to merge British Transport Police Scotland with Police Scotland.