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.
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:
Join our national day of action to protest against rising fares! With support from Action for Rail, the People’s Assembly are teaming up with Bring Back British Rail, Compass, the Green Party, the Campaign against Climate Change, We Own It, and a variety of local groups to organise protests at railways stations all over Britain on Monday 5 January 2015.
Caroline Lucas MP will be supporting the protest at Brighton station (6.30 – 9.30am) and the Green Party leader Natalie Bennett will be at the London’s Kings Cross station protest (7.30 – 9.30am), where ITV’s Good Morning Britain and other media will be reporting on the action.
See the People’s Assembly website for the full list of stations:
Please JOIN and SHARE the event: www.facebook.com/events/897273553646711
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Bring Back British Rail supporters outside London King’s Cross Station on 19 August 2014 at our ‘All on Board for Public Ownership’ day of action (photo: Robin Prime). Please help us keep the pressure up by using Action For Rail’s simple online tool to email your MP.
On Tuesday 19 August, we will find out how much our already over-priced train tickets will increase again in the New Year. Bring Back British Rail is joining forces with our friends at We Own It, Action For Rail and the new All on Board campaign to protest against these increases and to propose public ownership as the common-sense solution, which could help reduce our ticket prices by up to 20%.
Join us at stations all around the country and at our big demo in London at King’s Cross Station.
All on Board for Public Ownership
Tuesday 19 August 2014
7:30 – 9:00AM
King’s Cross Station
(assemble in King’s Cross Square at front of station for 8:00AM photo-op)
Bring Back British Rail is supporting our friends at Action For Rail in their day of action this Tuesday 17 June against the merger of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail franchises into one ‘super-bad’ franchise run by Govia.
The private company Govia is a ‘joint venture’ between transport profiteers Go-Ahead and their partners in crime Keolis, which is 35% owned by French state railways. This is the perfect example of the absurdity of our privatised rail system, where our extortionate train fares are used to fund dividends for private shareholders and subsidise public transport overseas!
Protests are taking place throughout the South East, including a central action at London Victoria station moving on to Go-Ahead’s head office close by.
Tuesday 17 June 2014
7.45am – 8.45am
Terminus Place (outside Superdrug)
London SW1W 9SJ
9.15am – 9.45am
4 Matthew Parker Street
London SW1H 9NP
The fight to keep the East Coast mainline in public ownership goes on, in the face of the Coalition government’s determination to rush through the misguided and unnecessary re-privatisation our country’s most profitable and successful train line, before the next General Election.
Working with our friends at Action For Rail, we held a day of action at stations up and down the East Coast line on Friday 7 March 2014, to keep pressure up on MPs in order to make them see sense and delay their plans by the few months necessary to push the decision into the next parliamentary term.
This Tuesday 5 November marks twenty years since John Major’s government passed the opportunistic and short-sighted Railways Act, which permitted the breaking-up and selling-off of our beloved railways.
Since 2009, Bring Back British Rail has been working hard to ensure that the history of our once proudly publicly owned railway is not forgotten. With a fast growing network of supporters, the campaign aims to popularise the commonsense idea of re-nationalising the ludicrously over-priced and over-complicated system, which the people of Britain are now lumbered with after twenty years of privatisation – demanding a re-unified national rail network run for people not profit.
Please join Bring Back British Rail and our friends Action For Rail on Tuesday 5 November for a nationwide ‘Day of Action’ demanding the public ownership of our railways.
Protest Against Privatisation
Tuesday 5 November 2013
7:30 – 8:30 (8:00 AM photocall)
Cat Hobbs from We Own It, Lilian Greenwood MP, Manuel Cortes (TSSA), Bob Crow (RMT), Caroline Lucas MP and Ellie Harrison from Bring Back British Rail with the 25,000-signature strong petition to Keep East Coast Public.
On the morning of 18 October, Bring Back British Rail is joining forces with our friends at We Own It and Action For Rail, to descend on Parliament with our 38 Degrees petition to Keep East Coast Public.
We have over 20,000 signatures already. If you don’t want to see our only publicly run rail route, fall back into the hands of the profiteers, then please make sure you add your name to the list before 18 October, and share the link with all your friends and colleagues too!
Please come and support us the day! Join us at Westminster and get behind our Bring Back British Rail banner and placards as we hand over the petition to Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport.
Friday 18 October 2013
9:30 – 10:30 (10:00am photocall)
Old Palace Yard
At 10am we’ll be joined outside Westminster by Caroline Lucas MP (Green) and Lillian Greenwood MP (Labour) for speeches in support of the petition and a photocall.
If you’re in Edinburgh, please join Sheila Gilmore MP, Ian Murray MP, Mark Lazarowicz MP and Sarah Boyack MSP (Labour) for a Keep East Coast Public event outside Edinburgh Waverley Station on Princess Street from 11.30 – 13:00.