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Britain’s Largest Specialist Transport Union

20 years of privatisation =

SLOWER trains

Two decades of privatisation and a massive public investment new trains for private operator in ne GWR has left travellers with longer journey times than under British Rail.

1977

Journey times:-

20 2018

publicly owned GWR aft after £4.5bn British Rail* fleet inv investment**

London to Bristol Temple Meads 85 mins London Cardiff L d tto C diff 105 mins i London to Swansea 163 mins

90 mins 113 mins 164 mins

* BR poster 1977 © NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library Image **May 2015 Building a Greater West ‘Our new Great western Franchise’ Publication

BRITAIN’S PRIVATISED RAILWAYS ARE A SHAMBLES AND A RIP-OFF!

To add insult to injury we now find out that the new Hitachi Inter-City trains will need to be fitted with diesel engines due to electrification delays and that the taxpayer is facing a bill of £3 million a week for new trains that will be left idle. This at the same time as jobs, safety and services remain under threat from cash-led cuts.

It is a scandal.

JOIN RMT IN OUR CAMPAIGN TO BRING BRITAIN’S RAILWAYS BACK UNDER PUBLIC CONTROL

Protecting our members’ interests is our priority

Join us today www.rmt.org.uk

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RMT News November / December 2015  

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