Where now for Labour and rail public ownership?

21 September 2015

Fringe meeting: Sunday 27 September 2015 12h30–14h00 The Tudor room, the Old Ship Hotel Brighton BN1 1NR

The railways are a vital public service, yet privatisation is failing to deliver an affordable world-class service.

Nearly three quarters of lines are run by foreign state owned/backed companies. Passenger revenues and taxpayer subsidies are going towards investment in publicly owned railways in Europe and shareholder dividends, not investment in our railways.

Public ownership of rail has widespread public support and proved successful with East Coast. But new EU regulations are a threat to public ownership in future. We need Labour to deliver a bold vision for rail.


Lilian Greenwood MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

Lucy Anderson MEP

Manuel Cortes, General Secretary, TSSA

Diana Holland, Assistant General Secretary, Unite

Mick Lynch, Assistant General Secretary, RMT

Mick Whelan, General Secretary, ASLEF

Chair: Paul Nowak, Assistant General Secretary, TUC

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Hosted by the Action for Rail campaign led by the TUC, ASLEF, RMT, TSSA and Unite. The campaign calls for an integrated, national railway under public ownership.

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