My train fare is too expensive, the service is terrible and I rarely get a seat.
Public ownership is the only way to ensure investment in the future, lower fares, more staff and a railway that works for everyone.
The safety of rail travel is being put at risk more than ever before all in the name of profit. Since it was all privatised, removing guards will only cause more problems.
A public service does not have to make a profit. If it does, it certainly shouldn’t be given to private shareholders. The profit should be re-invested for the public good.
The only thing that has improved since privatisation is the food – and then only on some trains.
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3 weeks ago
What a brilliant win for Better Buses for Greater Manchester today! ✊ Let’s hope this is the beginning of the end for Britain’s profiteering private bus companies 🚍After years of work from campaigners across the region, Andy Burnham has just announced that buses in Greater Manchester are coming back into public control!
YOU WON!!!!!!! ✊✊✊🚌🚌🚌🚌✊✊✊
We're so happy! Well done to everyone involved!! ...
Please remember: you can still catch a bus or train if it is late. You would probably miss a train or bus if it was early. 🙂 (An arguement I use when car owners tell me that "the train/bus is always late")
How, exactly, will this bring better buses to Manchester?
Let's just wait and see what the fares are, there already a rip off.
At a cost of £135 million before any changes happen. Where is the money coming from? The bus operators certainly can't afford it.
I always find it interesting that when there's a post about something good or kind or decent and is of benefit there's always at least one twit who clicks the laughing smiley.
Wait for the bill to need paying!
A few people have asked "how will it be paid for?" Easy, you slash the wage bill, get rid of the unproductive people called 'shareholders of a private company'.
Co-ordinated services and ticketing instead of separate operators running around after the juicy bit and trying to outdo each other. Transport isn't sweet shops trying to outbid the one down the road but something that needs to be organised for the greater good of the metropolitan conurbation.
Grew up in Manchester. Selnec busses were orange, cheap, regular and reliable. Well done Manchester!
great! now lets get the NHS & THE RAILWAYS BACK!!
Well done Andy. West Midlands next please Andy Street (or possibly Liam Byrne after May).
Cheap, frequent buses hopefully. Taking a taxi shouldn’t be cheaper than a bus.
I’m sure Boris will pay one of his mates a billion pounds to put a stop to this nonsense whilst also smothering anything within 20 miles in the union flag 🤣🤣🤮 😡
I think we need a bit more information before the euphoria begins!
See Burnham Dan.
Great work nice to see and now for the rest of the country
so are they going to buy all operators buses to do this
Does this mean the classic orange buses are coming back?
The money earned if the railways are wholly nationalised would have to come from the profitable operating sectors like Inter City.
Now sort the lanes out, it is a nightmare driving around our city centre. They make so much money out of diabolical routes. Needs looking into to ensure it is not just a money making scam. Parking, bus lanes, dropping off and collecting from coach and train station. NIGHTMARE!!!
2 months ago
On the day rail fares rise by a whopping 2.6%, we've launched a new online action with our friends at We Own It. Please take 2 minutes to write to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to demand he seizes this moment to end rail privatisation altogether.
📝👉 weownit.org.uk/demand-public-ownership-our-railway ...
I thought it was the rail companies who imposed fare increases, not the gov.
By the time HS2 is finished no one will be able to afford to use it.
Even if you don't use the trains you are still paying for them out of your and my taxes. So if you want a rail service that is worth its money get it back into public ownership and gas, electric, water, and oil. Britain was great at one time.
Coverage of our action in The Canary: www.thecanary.co/uk/news/2021/03/01/campaigners-criticise-broken-privatised-system-as-rail-fares-...
Coverage in Left Foot Forward: leftfootforward.org/2021/03/rail-fares-rise-by-2-6-as-government-set-to-freeze-fuel-duty-for-10th...
So true werst thing they ever did just like they did when they closed a lot of the lines
Well us British Rail workers told everyone not to privatise the railway and everyone laughed at us, well now you’re paying !
it was the same under BR price rises and the same shit service ,except its worse under franchising