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Rail refunds

17 September 2013

Mick Whelan has slammed train operators for short-changing passengers over ticket refunds for late and cancelled services. ‘More than £100 million has “gone missing” because the system of refunds is blatantly rigged against the passenger,’ said Mick. ‘Operators get a refund from Network Rail when a train is five minutes...

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Stafford red light

17 September 2013

Mick Whelan, incensed by the ‘institutional negligence’ of Devon & Cornwall Railways, has demanded a public inquiry into all the circumstances of a red signal passed at danger at Stafford. A damning report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch of the Department for Transport, just published, reveals that on 26...

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Union regrets National Rail underperformance

13 September 2013

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) believes that Network Rail is underperforming on some of its efficiency objectives according to new research. ORR’s annual efficiency and financial analysis of Network Rail considers the amount of money the not for dividend company has spent and what it has gained in return...

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HS2

12 September 2013

We have submitted a motion to the Labour Party conference (to be held in Brighton at the end of this month) calling on the party to maintain its support for high speed rail. Our motion reads: Conference notes KPMG’s report published on 11 September which shows that HS2 could give...

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Simon re-elected

11 September 2013

Simon Weller, ASLEF's national organiser, was re-elected to the general council of the Trades Union Congress in a ballot at congress in Bournemouth. He polled 201,000 votes.

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