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HS2

13 December 2013

Mick Whelan has welcomed the endorsement for HS2 from the House of Commons Select Committee on Transport. MPs on the select committee say the project is ‘essential’ for the country’s future and the potential gains ‘significantly outweigh’ any risks.

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Clapham Rail Crash

12 December 2013

On the 25th anniversary of the Clapham rail crash, Mick Whelan said: ‘Our thoughts at this time are with the families who lost their loved ones.’

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District Organiser District Number 3

12 December 2013

Colin Smith has been re-elected to the position of District Organiser for District Number 3. The election closed at 10am today with 75.3% of votes to Colin Smith and to 24.7% to Alan Donnelly.

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Transport Poverty

09 December 2013

Mick Whelan has spoken out after new figures revealed that commuters are spending a quarter of their salaries on getting to work. New research by the Hay Group, a management consultancy, shows that workers in Birmingham are parting with 23% of their annual income on travelling by train to their job, and those in London are paying nearly as much.

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Gender stereotyping

05 December 2013

Boots the Chemist are reinforcing gender stereotypes with their range of baby reins: Boys get to drive trains and girls just eat cake... Tell that to our female drivers!

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