To: Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport

Enough of paying more but getting less: End the rail rip off

Support affordable fares and a publicly owned railway

Why is this important?

Rail fares rose again in January 2017, but our services are often late, overcrowded and under-staffed. We've had enough of paying more but getting less!

Through our high fares and taxes, we're subsidising company profits and shareholder dividends, rather than his money being reinvested to improve our services. In 2014-15 private train companies paid out £222m in dividends, a 21% increase on the previous year.

While fares are going up, there are fewer ticket offices and staff at stations to provide help, in addition there are plans to remove guards and extend driver only operated trains. We need a safe, punctual, accessible and properly staffed railway. We shouldn't have to keep paying for the failures of privatisation.

The railways make a valuable contribution to communities, the economy and environment. Rail campaigners are taking action at stations across the country on 3 January 2017 in support of affordable fares and public ownership.

Please take action – sign our petition to Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, calling on him to support affordable fares and a publicly owned railway that puts people before profits.


Reasons for signing

  • I signed to support hard working people who are not getting pay rises inline with the inflation of their rail fares and have no other means of getting to work!
  • I'm paying 15% of my net salary on commuting. That is far too much.
  • i have booked seats then had to argue with people to vacate them ..i have booked disabled assistance to have none provided The service is a joke

Updates

2017-01-03 20:09:31 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2017-01-02 21:35:23 +0000

500 signatures reached

2017-01-01 17:07:49 +0000

100 signatures reached

2016-12-31 10:04:52 +0000

50 signatures reached

2016-12-30 15:44:42 +0000

25 signatures reached

2016-12-25 08:55:01 +0000

10 signatures reached