Passengers Rise Up! National Day of Action

20th December 2019 | Demonstration / Media Coverage / News

Passengers Rise Up! Day of Action

On Thursday 2 January 2020, rail fares go up again by another 2.8%.

The rail franchising system is broken and it’s passengers that are paying the price.

We’re joining forces with our friends at the Association of British Commuters and other passenger groups across the country to organise a National Day of Passenger Action demanding an end to the farce of franchising and fair fares now!

They’ll be a central demonstration at London King’s Cross Station at 8am. Details of other actions will be listed on the Facebook event page and below.

Thursday 2 January 2020:
07:00-09:00 King’s Lynn Station
08:00-09:30 London King’s Cross Station
09:30-10:30 Chelmsford Station
10:00-12:00 Norwich Station (organised by NOR4NOR)
11:30-12:30 London Liverpool Street Station
16:00-17:30 Burton-on-Trent Station
16:30-19:30 Bolton Station (organised by Northern Resist)

Please get in touch if you’d like to organise an action at your local station and we can help promote it: info@bringbackbritishrail.org

Media Coverage from 2 January 2020

 

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps vows to strip Northern Rail of its franchise as furious commuters say they are ‘being priced off the railway’ after fares rise 2.7 per cent across UK, Daily Mail
Train fare increase 2020: protesters gather at London’s Kings Cross warning of ‘decade of misery’ for rail commuters, I News
Rail fares rise by 2.7%, hitting millions of commuters, BBC News
Commuters in mass protests as 2.7% rail fare hike hits, Inside Croydon
Railway stations to be hit by more strikes against fee hikes, Morning Star
Northern to be stripped of rail franchise – Shapps, Wimbledon Times
Commuters gather at Bolton station in protest over increased rail fares, The Guardian
‘Enough is enough!’ Furious commuter rages at railway ‘carnage’ amid fresh fare hikes, Daily Express