Join the action for a publicly owned railway!

12th August 2016 | Demonstration / News

On Tuesday 16th August, we’re teaming up with our friends at We Own It and Action For Rail to organise protests at stations all over the UK – from Brighton to Glasgow – to End the #RailRipOff. See the Facebook event for full details of times / locations and read on for some of the special events.

#SouthernFail Protest
On Tuesday 16th August, we continue the #SouthernFail campaign, demanding that the failing franchise be returned to public ownership. Join the protest at London Bridge station from 7:30-9am, in the forecourt of the main entrance (Exit 1).

Support the campaign against Abellio Greater Anglia
Through our Franchises initiative, we’re supporting the Norfolk 4 Nationalisation of Rail campaign. On Tuesday 16th August they are holding rallies at Norwich and London Liverpool Street stations from 11am-1pm. Go along to hear guest speakers from 12noon.

Stop the Privatisation of Network Rail!
For over a year, we’ve been campaigning to stop Network Rail – the only bit of our railway still in public ownership – from being broken-up and privatised. On Tuesday 16th August our friends at We Own It will be descending on Network Rail offices at 9:30am to hand in our petitions. Please make sure you sign and share them before:

Protest against Southern Railways

8th July 2016 | Demonstration / News


We’re supporting passenger action against profiteering train company Southern Railway, as part of our ‘franchises‘ initiative. Public ownership is the commonsense solution to ‪#‎SouthernFail‬.

London Victoria Station
Monday 11 July, 17:30

See Facebook Event for details >

Print your Bring Back British Rail banners and get down there!
Privatisation is Not Progress >
Passengers Before Profit >

NOR4NOR: Norfolk for Nationalisation of Rail

10th June 2016 | Demonstration / News

As the Department for Transport gears up to announce which profiteering company will takeover our Greater Anglia rail franchise this month, activists in Norfolk are fighting back by demanding public ownership instead. We’re very proud to be supporting NOR4NOR: Norfolk for Nationalisation of Rail through our ‘franchises‘ initiative.


This leaflet will be distributed at stations and events across East Anglia in the coming months. Please support them!

BringBackOurRailways online action

16th January 2016 | Demonstration / News


This Monday 18 January 2016 at 19:00, some friends are organising a ‘TwitterStorm’ using the hashtag #BringBackOurRailways. If you’re a Twitter user and care about the re-nationalisation of our railways, then please join the online action by sending out a Tweet like the one below!

Privatised Rail wastes £1.2billion of taxpayers’ money every year! #BringBackOurRailways @bringbackBR

New Year Protests: End the RailRipOff!

1st January 2016 | Demonstration / News

End the #RailRipOff!

Bring Back British Rail and Action For Rail are organising protests at stations across the country demanding an end to rip off rail fares and a return to a re-unified publicly owned railway.

Come and join us at London Kings Cross Station on Monday 4th January 07:30 – 09:30, and at stations across the country. See full details here >

Due to the New Year Bank Holiday, protests in Scotland will take place on Tuesday 5th January: Glasgow Central Station, Gordon Street Exit 17:00 – 18:00.

Join the Facebook Event for full details!

Print your own Bring Back British Rail placards here:

Protest for an Affordable Railway under Public Ownership

24th July 2015 | Demonstration / News

On Tuesday 18 August Bring Back British Rail is joining forces with Action For Rail, We Own It and The People’s Assembly Against Austerity to protest for an affordable railway under public ownership. There will be a major demonstration outside London Waterloo station (exit 5) from 7.15-9.30am (photo op at 8am) and protests at other stations across the country. Join the Facebook Event for full details!

Protest for an Affordable Railway under Public Ownership

Protests Against Privatisation

28th March 2015 | Demonstration / News


This April Fools’ Day is the 21st anniversary of the shambolic privatisation of our once world-class railways, which now wastes £1.2billion of taxpayers’ money every year.

Join Bring Back British Rail, TSSA and Campaign against Climate Change in demanding the Public Ownership of Rail at Protests Against Privatisation up-and-down the country this Wednesday 1 April 2015.

See the Facebook Event for details >

Download and print the leaflet >

Re-nationalise ScotRail online action

11th March 2015 | Demonstration / News

Another great example of the absurdity and injustice of privatisation – on the April Fools’ Day this year, the ScotRail franchise will be handed to the Dutch state-owned Abellio, meaning Scots’ train fares will soon be subsidising railways in Holland!

As part of 48 Hour of Action for Public Ownership (on 31 March & 1 April 2015), Bring Back British Rail is launching a Thunderclap action to protest. If you use Facebook / Twitter, please sign-up to support: