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ScotRail: SNP bluster

11 September 2021

The rail union RMT is defending rail services and attacks on its members in Scotland from the train operating company and the hostile SNP government.

ScotRail plans new wave of cuts

21 August 2021

Not to be outdone by the headlong rush across Britain to cut back rail services, Scotland has joined the fray announcing proposals to permanently slash its train services.

HS2: Two projects in one

1 December 2020

So much of the coverage of the HS2 project has focused on passenger journey times that the true scope of the project has almost been obscured from public view.

Rail campaign marks 25 years of success

30 September 2020

Local railway campaigners in Bristol have been celebrating a quarter-century of struggle with an innovative socially distanced event culminating at Severn Beach.

Outrage as Metro trains outsourced to Switzerland

1 February 2020

Manufacturing union Unite has slammed the government over its commitment to British train manufacturing after a £337 milion contract for new Tyne & Wear metro trains was been awarded to a Swiss company.

Rail franchise system in meltdown

10 January 2020

As the rail industry waits for the publication of the Williams Review, the current franchise system continues to collapse under the weight of its many contradictions.

New year rail fare rise for passengers

10 January 2020

This week British rail fares rose up to 2.7 per cent while German national rail company Deutsche Bahn made its tickets 10 per cent cheaper for long-distance traffic.

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