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16 July 2012
About 60 union reps came to the North West 'Action For Rail' conference in Manchester on Friday 13 July to organise resistance to the McNulty report into the future of the railways
1 February 2012
Developing efficient public transport: The second high speed line (HS2) in Britain (the first being the channel tunnel link from London to Paris) would initially connect London to Birmingham by 2026 with a journey time of 49 minutes, writes Mark Pickersgill, Stevenage Socialist Party.
21 September 2011
Tory transport secretary Philip Hammond recently described Britain's railways as a "rich man's toy"...
7 July 2011
Derby has been rocked by the announcement of the loss of more than 1,400 jobs by the train manufacturer Bombardier
29 June 2011
McNulty report points to further fragmentation and privatisation: The McNulty report on railway 'value for money' stands alongside Lansley's NHS 'reforms' as a brazen attack on our public services by this aggressive government, writes TSSA rail union, personal capacity.
20 September 2010
Democratic, rational planning will permit a consistent improvement in ecological conditions to be achieved over many decades until full sustainability is reached...
13 January 2010
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has referred the UK bus industry to the Competition Commission because it has "evidence that limited competition between bus operators tends to result in higher prices and lower quality for bus users", writes Alistair Tice.
6 May 2009
The 23 January started like any other day for me, I arrived at work at 6am. I work as a bus driver and I am a Unite shop steward. An argument started between a senior inspector and a fellow driver. As...
14 January 2009
Greater Manchester residents have thrown out proposals threatening to bring in a "congestion charge" in return for some limited investment in public transport, writes Hugh Caffrey, Manchester.
8 October 2008
The Keep the Metro Public campaign, including trade union activists and members of the Socialist Party have handed out thousands of leaflets opposing the privatisation of the Newcastle Metro, writes Paul Phillips and Ian Patterson, Newcastle Socialist Party.
10 September 2008
Transport and the environment: The recent collapse of Metronet, which was responsible for maintenance on some London Underground lines, was just the latest disaster in the saga of public transport privatisation, this one leaving public finances to foot a bill of over a billion pounds, Pete Dickinson writes.
3 June 2008
Across Europe, farmers, fishermen, lorry drivers and others have been protesting against increased fuel costs...
28 May 2008
LONDON'S NEW Tory mayor Boris Johnson has appointed a ruthless private equity businessman as his "first deputy mayor" in charge of transport, writes Roger Shrives.
12 March 2008
A WAVE of industrial unrest has swept across Germany in recent weeks - affecting hospitals, local councils, airports, childcare facilities and public transport...
7 December 2007
Our Planet, not Private Profit: Public transport, such as buses and trains, has been privatised. Costs have gone up and services are worse. But public transport could play a key role...
25 October 2007
"REMEMBER THIS date: October 18, 2007. On this day, Nicolas Sarkozy's five year term will really begin", the conservative newspaper Le Figaro wrote... By Karl Debbaut, Committee for a Workers' International (CWI)
17 May 2007
GLOBAL WARMING and consequent climate change 'can be solved' according to the third part of the major 2007 study from the UN-sponsored committee of scientists (IPCC), issued in Bangkok early in May...
11 January 2007
NEW LABOUR claims to defend both the environment and public services. Their claims look hollow following the large rises recently announced in rail prices.
6 July 2006
SHEFFIELD'S "WE Want Our Buses Back" campaign is preparing to support bus drivers as they are get ready to strike over a 1.8% pay offer from a company (First) that increased fares by nearly 50% last year, writes Calvin Payne, Sheffield.
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