Happy New Year from Bring Back British Rail!
Today marks 65 years since the formation of British Railways in 1948. The founding statement of the newly nationalised organisation outlined its ambition 'Difficulties will be overcome; the plan is to make British Railways the best in the world.'
The Bring Back British Rail campaign exists to keep the spirit of the British Railways alive in the hope that we can once again return to a public transport system that is run as a service for the people of Britain and not as a cash cow for private companies.
Later this month we will be launching a new online petition as part of our new look website, which will serve as permanent place to amass public support for the renationalisation of our railways. Please look out for further updates coming soon...
Take Action on Rail Fares!
In the meantime, we need you to help us take action on train fares! This January our ticket prices will increase above inflation 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 our privatised rail franchise system.
Bring Back British Rail is joining forces with our partners Together for Transport, Climate Rush, SHIFT Campaign, Act! and TSSA to launch another #FAREFAIL protest tomorrow - Wednesday 2 January 2013.
If you would like to get actively involved in #FAREFAIL protests happening at train stations all over the country, please see details on the website:
Otherwise you can join the protest online and via Twitter. When you go back to work this January and get a nasty shock at the cost of your commute, make sure you tell the coalition government how angry you are!
And please make sure you sign the Campaign for Better Transport's new FAIR FARES NOW petition here: