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Night tube postponed

26 August 2015

London Underground eventually confirmed at 10.0 this morning that it has cancelled the introduction of the Night Tube on Saturday 12 September. This has been an open secret in the capital - everyone working on the railway knew they couldn't do it - but LU has continued to insist...

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Action for Rail over rising fares

17 August 2015

ASLEF activists were out in force at stations up and down the country today supporting Action for Rail's protests over rising fares. Rail fares for season tickets, and other regulated fares, have risen nearly three times faster than wages over the last five years, according to new analysis published...

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ASLEF welcomes Jeremy's rail pledge

17 August 2015

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers' union, warmly welcomed Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn's public commitment on bringing Britain's railways back into public ownership if he forms the next Labour government in this country. Mick, together with EC members Dave Calfe, Marz Colombini, Andy Hourigan and...

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Mick condemns company for cashing in on veterans

16 August 2015

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has condemned South West Trains for cashing in on VJ Day by raising ticket prices on services into London. Mick said: ‘It’s disgusting that South West Trains are exploiting their monopoly to make even more profit from passengers. And...

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Picking the pocket of the tax payer

09 August 2015

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has reacted to the news, announced today, that the ORR is imposing a £2 million fine on Network Rail for its performance delivery to Southern, Govia Thameslink, and in Scotland. He said: ‘Fining Network Rail is tantamount to picking...

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