Tag Archives: railways

The success of East Coast shows that another model can work. And that’s why it terrifies the government

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The government has pressed ahead with privatisation of the East Coast Mainline precisely because of its success.

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Ed Miliband should be bold and embrace full rail nationalisation

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Miliband’s plans have upset the private sector but also angered rail unions.

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Voters in the marginals want public ownership of the railways

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A pledge to re-nationalise the railways could help to swing the election for Labour.

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Train companies have not responded to changing work patterns

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Our railways sell tickets as if everyone has a 9-to-5 job and works 5 days a week.

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Rail fares rise by 250% since privatisation

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Some rail fares in Britain have risen by as much as 250 per cent since British Rail was privatised, according to research by the TSSA transport union.

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Dr Beeching may be dead but his spirit lives on

The government is showing the same type of contempt for the UK’s railways and communities that Beeching did all those years ago.

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HS2 holds great potential, but the government must ensure all our railways are fit for the future

The High Speed Rail project holds great potential, but to make the most of that investment, the government must ensure all our railways are fit for the future.

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Why a proper transport strategy is needed to address the annual outcry about rail fare hikes

IPPR North director Ed Cox explains why a proper transport strategy is needed to address the annual outcry about rail fare hikes.

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Two decades on, Labour consider returning the railways to public ownership

Labour support a new report, backed by major trade unions, which calls for the renationalisation of Britain’s railways to tackle rising fares and poor service.

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Network Rail must be mutualised to ensure good governance for the future

Joe Fortune calls for Network Rail to be mutualised, in an effort to ensure not only short-term good management, but long-term good governance.

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