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5 February 2020

Will the North get investment and transport infrastructure?

Boris Johnson has pledged to earn the trust of working-class voters who 'lent' him their vote in the general election

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18 April 2018

Labour councillors could stop unsafe 'driver-only operation' tomorrow

Safety-critical staff are to be replaced with a bank of tiny TV screens in the driver's cab.

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6 December 2017

Arriva bus strikers stand firm

Drivers and engineers in Rucorn continue to stand firmly together in support of their claim for a fair pay deal from employer Arriva

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5 July 2017

Transport strategy: London's mayor is no visionary

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan recently released his 'Mayor's Transport Strategy' for public consultation.

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18 January 2017

Pollution kills 600: fight for clean air!

For ten days between March and April 2014, levels of poisonous particulates caused an extra 300 premature deaths in the UK, according to a recent government estimate.

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27 April 2016

Most diesels emit illegal levels of poison

97% of modern diesel cars break European Union rules on poisonous nitrogen oxide emissions. Testing firm Emissions Analytics found a quarter producing six times the limit or more.

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6 January 2016

Nationalise rail now! Rail workers strike around the country

Aslef and RMT union members at Arriva Trains Wales walked out for 24 hours on 4 January with all its services cancelled, over terms and conditions. Some services on the morning of 5 January were also disrupted, with the strike causing chaos as many returned to work after the Christmas break.

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15 July 2015

Transport workers shut down tube and railway

Workers on London Underground and First Great Western railway caused widespread transport shutdowns to fight attacks on jobs, pay and conditions.

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14 May 2014

Transport workers' international meeting

On 25 April the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) held the transport workers' section conference in London

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19 February 2014

Cycling deaths must be stopped

Britain's cyclists have seen another bad week for safety. The police responded to the last surge in fatalities in London cycling by ordering a clampdown on cyclists. Nick Auvache investigates

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RMT protest July 2012, photo Paul Mattsson

RMT protest July 2012, photo Paul Mattsson

10 October 2012

Send the transport privatisers packing

Renationalise the railways: Take the whole rail system back into public ownership! That is the only logical conclusion from the fiasco over the franchise for the West Coast Main Line railway from London to Glasgow...

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29 June 2011

Public money into private firms' hands

If the government was really interested in saving money, it would address the issue of how much they are being charged for goods and services, writes Richard Owen.

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21 April 2010

Volcanic eruption brings travel chaos: Planned and integrated transport system vital

NO, WE will not be able to control the eruption of volcanoes under socialism. But we can make sure that the effects will not lead to a chaotic situation such as we see now as a result of the eruption of...

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21 April 2010

Planes, trains and automobiles

FOUR DAYS after planes were grounded in the UK leaving 150,000 British travellers stranded abroad, the government finally got around to deploying Royal Navy ships to help bring stranded Britons home...

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10 September 2008

Can we have 'the right to travel' - without adding to climate change?

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.

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29 November 2007

France: Transport strikes suspended

AFTER TAKING nine days of strike action, the longest for 12 years, French national SNCF rail and Paris urban transport workers called off their action on 23 November... By Judy Beishon

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11 January 2007

Public transport and private ownership don't mix

NEW LABOUR claims to defend both the environment and public services. Their claims look hollow following the large rises recently announced in rail prices.

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8 December 2000

End the Transport Chaos

The headline in the Independent 1 December: "Government seizes control of railways" wouldn't have been out of place in an April Fool's Day paper...

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