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6 January 2016

UK's private rail fares six times public rates

Workers in Britain spend six times as much of their salaries on privatised rail fares as Europeans who use publicly owned services, a new study has shown.

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9 December 2015

Rail fares and profits rise as service suffers

Rail fares are set to increase again from January next year. Annual turnover at South West Trains topped 1 billion this year.

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1 July 2015

Government reneges on rail modernisation pledge

Last week transport secretary Patrick Mcloughlin announced that Network Rail's 38.5 billion modernisation plan for Britain's railways has been postponed. This underscores the government's intentions of yet more savage cuts in public spending.

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Unite rally against cuts to London buses, photo Paul Mattsson

Unite rally against cuts to London buses, photo Paul Mattsson

3 September 2014

Planning, not competition, to meet our transport needs

Apparently, outside London where bus use is expanding, fewer people than ever are using buses because of rising prices

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HS2 - The second high speed line in Britain - government advert

HS2 - The second high speed line in Britain - government advert

1 February 2012

Debate: Should socialists support the HS2 rail line?

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.

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7 December 2007

For decent public transport!

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...

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10 January 2004

Give Us Back Our Railways

MANY PEOPLE found returning to work after Christmas even more gruelling this year. Rail users faced fare rises of up to three times the rate of inflation, together with both new and continuing delays on many lines...

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7 February 2003

Congestion charges: Public Transport Vs. Private Chaos

THE BIGGEST road-widening programme for 20 years was announced in December. 5.5 billion is to be spent on transport, largely on road schemes, like extra lanes on the M1 and M6 and 600 million for local

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