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Transport / Railtrack


9 August 2017

RMT condemns Welsh government rail privatisation

Rail union RMT has condemned plans by the Welsh Labour government to further privatise the Welsh rail network

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1 July 2015

Government reneges on rail modernisation pledge

Last week transport secretary Patrick Mcloughlin announced that Network Rail's 38.5 billion modernisation plan for Britain's railways has been postponed. This underscores the government's intentions of yet more savage cuts in public spending.

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1 November 2003

Network Rail: Not renationalisation as we know it

THE DECISION by Network Rail, a not-for-profit company, to take back 'in-house' all maintenance on the main line railways is a welcome step in reversing the catastrophic privatisation experiment...

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17 May 2002

Privatisation Has Ruined Rail Safety

A RAILWAY engineer told The Socialist how the safety of passengers and staff has been compromised under privatisation and explained rail workers' attitude towards disaster such as that at Potters Bar

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26 October 2001

Son of Railtrack: Nationalisation - But Not As We Know It

RAILTRACK'S DEMISE was a fitting end to its whole shameful history of sleaze, incompetence and worst of all accidents which killed and injured many passengers and rail workers, writes Bill Mullins, Socialist Party national industrial organiser.

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12 October 2001

Railtrack - New Labour's U-Turn

"RAILTRACK IS finished", said transport secretary Stephen Byers, announcing a huge government climbdown, writes By Christine Thomas.

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16 March 2001

New Rail Safety Crisis: Renationalise now! Stop the tube sell-off

ANOTHER WEEK, another train crash. Fortunately, this time a crash in south London avoided fatalities through prompt action by drivers, writes Ken Smith.

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5 January 2001

Nationalise the Railways

Rail Privatisation Bring Chaos: THE RAIL chaos that followed last October's Hatfield disaster has continued into the new year with more cancellations and lengthy delays adding to passengers' misery...

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8 December 2000

End the Transport Chaos

The headline in the Independent 1 December: "Government seizes control of railways" wouldn't have been out of place in an April Fool's Day paper...

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17 November 2000

Railtrack: The Great Train Robbers

WITH THE sensitivity of a pair of large hobnailed boots, Railtrack bosses awarded themselves and their fellow fat cat shareholders a 5% rise in dividend payouts amounting to 50 million - the fourth consecutive year's increase in dividends since privatisation...

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