The privatisation of public transport is failed experiment. We want our trains and our buses run for people not profit. Please sign and share We Own It's petition to stop the ban on publicly owned bus companies. It's madness on wheels...
This lovely photo shows Her Majesty the Queen travelling on the inaugural Intercity 225 service from London to Edinburgh in 1991, following the electrification of the entire East Coast Main Line. Britain has had virtually NO electrification since its railways were privatised c 1994. Please tell this anyone who says BR didn't invest. It's a LIE/alternative fact/post-truth.
One of the reasons the British public repeatedly express their wish for their railway to be put back together again is the chaotic branding strategy privatisation has brought to the industry. Imagine a first-time visitor to the UK when they see this notice board at Shiplake Station.. ''who's running this joint?''
'Rail franchising is no longer fit for purpose' say the House of Commons Transport Select Committee. We would say it never was, but isn't this just great? One day we WILL get our national rail operator back:
Following our consultation on the future of High Speed Services in BR 2, we are now consulting on the future of rail services in London and the South East. What are YOUR views on re-integrating rail services under one user interface and brand? Do you agree with the Mayor of London that TfL should take over more services? What would be included in your vision for the future? Please comment below!
Three cheers to our friends at the Association of British Commuters who are keeping up the pressure on the Department for Transport for justice over Southern Fail. The greatest irony of this disastrous privatisation, is that clueless bureaucrats in Whitehall have far more control over our railways now, then they ever did with arms-length, publicly-owned British Rail. Let's bring it back!... View details ⇨
Is there a Conservative voter in your life? We need you to talk to them and arm them with the facts to support rail renat. Campaigns are won by public opinion - it is simply music to our ears to see a Conservative MP tempted to take Southern into public hands. Let's see more Conservatives see sense.
Publicly-owned Transport for London is set up to "reinvest all income to run and improve your services". Don't you think we'd get a better deal from Southern Rail, Southeastern & South West Trains if they had the same obligations? Support the Mayor's campaign for rail devolution! It sounds like 'Bringing Back Network SouthEast' to us :D... View details ⇨
Public transport should be publicly owned & publicly accountable. Full stop. We're supporting the Haud the Bus petition to The Scottish Parliament demanding the re-regulation of Scotland's failing privatised bus services. Come and join us at the Parliament for the Hand-in this Thursday 19th January at 9:30am!
As 2017 unfolds the Campaign is building its vision for the new BR, which will influence how a future Government renationalise the industry. We want supporters' insights and opinions. Do you agree with us that Intercity should be re-established? SHARE this post and please comment below.
A packed room in Norwich last night for Nor4nor's Public Meeting to discuss returning our railway to public ownership. With Caroline Lucas, Clive Lewis MP and Bring Back British Rail's Oliver Lewis. Join our campaign: bringbackbritishrail.org
Part of the fight since we started in 2009 has been to get the rail renationalisation question asked. Well, we are pleased to say it is now on everyone's lips, as you can see with this interview with Michael Portillo in the Metro last week. Half the battle has been WON. Now for the next half.
Please watch and SHARE this brilliant video produced by our friends at TSSA...It explains how our railways are nationalised, but are owned by the Dutch, French and German taxpayer, not us. Is there any better argument to justify bringing back British Rail? [ Youtube.com Link ]