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5 February 2020

Expensive, overcrowded and unreliable: Renationalise the railways!

The Socialist warned that a privatised rail service would fail, be run for profit, fares would increase, safety compromised and investment fall.

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29 January 2020

HS2 debacle: nationalise rail and construction!

Tory cabinet minister Stephen Barclay has a "gut feeling" that the 'HS2' high-speed rail link between London and the north of England will go ahead.

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8 January 2020

Northern Rail franchise in question: nationalise the railways!

The Tories' announcement that they are likely to revoke Northern Rail's franchise referred to Northern's service being "completely unacceptable." That's true.

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5 June 2019

Nationalise the threatened Glasgow 'Caley' railway depot

Skilled jobs are going and more are threatened with the possible closure of the St Rollox 'Caley' historic railway yard in Glasgow. Owner Gemini is now issuing compulsory redundancies.

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9 January 2019

Grayling's attacks on rail workers wages 'un-fare'

The government continues to claim that Britain's economy is doing great and that everyone's wages are sky high.

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2 January 2019

Yet another wage-busting fare hike? Nationalise rail now!

Queues and scuffles to squeeze aboard, delays and cancellations as the life sweats out of you

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24 October 2018

Support RMT strikes against the elimination of guards on trains

Rail companies have undermined the safety of passengers

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26 September 2018

Private firms and toothless regulator to blame for trains chaos - nationalise rail now!

Britain's rail regulator admits it was asleep at the wheel in the run up to the May 2018 timetable change which resulted in chaos on vast swathes of Britain's railways.

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19 September 2018

Rail rip-off reversal

Rail firm Arriva Trains Wales has reversed a policy of charging customers 'commission' for returning lost property

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22 August 2018

Nationalise rail! Tories out!

Staff and passengers are on same side: Beleaguered commuters learnt on 15 August that they will face yet another increase in rail fares from January.

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20 June 2018

Northern Rail strike reaches 21 days of action to save guards

Northern Rail workers in transport union RMT took their 21st day of strike action on 19 June. Train bosses want to implement 'driver-only operation' (DOO) - removing the safety-critical role of guards.

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6 June 2018

#NorthernFail: 250 rail services cancelled

Nationalise rail - don't delay!: Northern rail cancelled more than 250 trains entirely on 29 May. Where trains run at all they have been up to two hours late.

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23 May 2018

Government continues to back failed private rail

The companies running the East Coast Main Line (ECML) rail franchise from London to Scotland - Virgin and Stagecoach - are to lose it because they "got their sums wrong" according to Chris Grayling, the transport secretary

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6 December 2017

Brutal rail privateer Abellio takes over Midlands rail services

Abellio has gained a brutal reputation from its stewardship of Scotrail, Merseyrail and Greater Anglia

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6 December 2017

Nationalise rail now

East Coast line rescued from private failure AGAIN - biggest hike in fares for five years- transport workers under attack

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9 November 2017

Fight to keep guards on trains continues despite setback Aslef deal

Drivers at GTR Southern have finally voted to accept a deal which was recommended by the Aslef union leadership, which allows trains to run without a guard

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1 November 2017

Coordinated strike action against driver-only operation

The RMT has announced coordinated strikes on five different networks

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25 October 2017

Aslef members must reject poor Southern Rail offer

Despite Aslef's policy being against DOO, Southern management have talked the leadership into accepting trains running without them

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12 April 2017

Solid strike across the rail network against unsafe driver-only operation

Train strikes brought large parts of the country to a standstill on 8 April. Train guards in the RMT union struck against driver-only operation (DOO) on Merseyrail which affected the Grand National horse race, on Northern Rail and again on Southern Rail, days before the franchise's boss doubled his pay.

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5 April 2017

Walkout on three rail networks against driver-only operated trains

Further strike action across the country's rail network will take place on 8 April

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