Railmen worried about the future of Britain’s railways have urged Eastleigh commuters to write to the town’s MP and demand the return of British Rail.
According to the recently published McNulty report, – an independent report sponsored by the Department of Transport and the office of rail regulation – rail services in the UK are 30% less efficient than their European counterparts and concludes an annual £1 billion worth of cost savings will have to be found.
As part of regional campaign, Wessex RMT members staged a demonstration outside Eastleigh Station (June 11) and handed out fake tickets to passengers warning that ‘higher fares and service cuts’ would be ‘coming soon’ as private rail operators slashed their costs.
RMT regional organiser Mick Tosh told Eastleigh News that railways should be about “service not about greed” and asked the town’s commuters to write to the railway town’s MP, Mike Thornton, to demand that the railways are re-nationalised.
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