Rail cuts protest at station

An anti-cuts protest is due to start at Brighton railway station. The Rail Union RMT claim British passengers pay the highest fares in Europe. It says cuts to staffing and safety risks lives.

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Rail cuts protest - First Capital connect statement

"On the Bedford to Brighton Thameslink route we have introduced new trains, new stations, 12-carriage trains and 29% more seats at our busiest times of the day.

"We offer some of the cheapest fares to and from Brighton and have frozen our great value weekend tickets two years running.

"We are working hard across our network to give our passengers cleaner trains, more accurate service information and – by giving Network Rail more opportunities to maintain the track – a more punctual service across our network.

“The Thameslink Programme will later unlock capacity at London Bridge giving us a third more peak cross-London services at Brighton as well as a fleet of brand new trains.”


RMT Union say 'lethal cuts' will affect railways

With RMT's AGM in Brighton it is only right that we take some time out to explain to local people just what is going on with their rail service - lethal cuts that will turn our railways into a criminals paradise and drag us back to the dark days of Hatfield and Potters Bar.

We will also be sending out the message that there is an alternative - public ownership of our railways, run as a public service and free from the greed that bleeds over a billion pounds a year out of the network and into the pockets of the speculators."

– Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary
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