Merry Christmas! Our rail fares are set to increase above inflation again this January for the tenth year in a row! We already have to pay more to travel by train than any other country in Europe thanks to the failings of privatisation.
There was a huge amount of press coverage for the campaign following the demonstration against rail fare rises at London’s Waterloo Station on 14 August 2012. This included images in The Guardian and Metro (see below) and interviews with Ellie Harrison on Sky News, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 5 Live.
Vanessa Feltz (sitting in for Jeremy Vine) interviews Ellie Harrison from Bring Back British Rail and Stephen Cornish a former British Rail employee.
Gareth Evans (sitting in for Danny Kelly) interviews Ellie Harrison from Bring Back British Rail about the benefits of renationalising our railways.
Wednesday 15 August 2012
Shelagh Fogarty chairs a live debate about the West Coast franchise decision between Ellie Harrison from Bring Back British Rail, Mike Williams a Virgin Trains passenger and three MPs: Gordon Birtwistle (Liberal Democrat), Simon Danczuk (Labour) and Graham Evans (Conservative).
Tuesday 14 August 2012
8:30 – 9:30 AM
Outside Waterloo Station
(corner of York Road and Sutton Walk)
We need your support! If you’re in / near London, please come down and join us and help by spreading the word, inviting your friends, bringing your own banners and making a noise!
If you would like to get more actively involved in the organisation of the demo please email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘ACTIVIST’ in the subject heading and we’ll let you into our plans in the run up to the day.
Do not miss this opportunity to let the government know what you think of the rip-off rail fares in this country! Today they have bowed to public pressure and launched their fist ever comprehensive Rail Fares and Ticketing Review – a public consultation on train fare pricing which will remain open until Thursday 28 June 2012.
This January our train fares have increased by an average of 5.9% and are now the most expensive in Europe. No matter where you live around the country, there are three simple ways to get involved in today’s #FAREFAIL protests via Twitter, text and phone.
Tell George Osborne just how much your fare went up this year and why you are so angry:
You may have heard the news that our train fares are about to increase by an average of 5.9% in January.
If you’re sick of being ripped-off by private train companies and by a government which wants to rid themselves of all responsibility for running our public transport system, then get ready to take action!
#FAREFAIL protests will be taking place online via text and Twitter as well as at major stations in London and elsewhere around the country from the morning of Tuesday 3 January 2012.
We’re keen to recruit people to come along and to help us spread the word. It doesn’t matter where you live, if you’d like to get involved, please email us with the subject ‘ACTIVIST’, sign up and order materials directly via the #FAREFAIL website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the updates:
The perfect Christmas presents for pissed-off passengers! These are a fantastic way of spreading the word about the campaign and making your own views known. All proceeds from the sale of merchandise will help to fund campaign materials and activities in 2012.