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Action for rail: stop cuts to station, train and maintenance and safety staff

Action for rail  cutout via Action for Rail and the DPAC site:

Join us on our day of action - 27 March!

The 27th of March marks the 50th anniversary of the Beeching Report which led to the closure of almost half the rail lines in this country. It was a black day for the railways.

We are now facing another major new threat to our railways.

The government, Network Rail and the train operating companies are looking to shed thousands of rail staff that help you with your journey and make your railway safe.

Implementing the recommendations in the McNulty Review, they want to:

* close over half the staffed ticket offices in the country
* remove all non-driver staff from trains
* reduce platform, station and signalling staff
* make big cuts to the number of workers who maintain and upgrade the tracks

We want to put a stop to these plans. We know that the extravagant costs of our fragmented and dysfunctional privatised rail industry need to be cut.

But cutting staff that provide a service to passengers is not the way. Surveys show the same thing time and again: passengers want to see staff on their railways.

They want help with their journey, with getting the best value ticket, with boarding trains and to feel safe and secure at stations and on trains, particularly at night.

So we’re asking you to email your MP and join us on our day of action on the 27th March, the anniversary of Beeching, to let the government and train operators know that passengers want staff on their trains, at their stations, in their ticket offices and on their tracks.

Ask your MP to tell the government that us passengers want staff on our railways
Find out where we will be out leafleting at stations in your area of the country on Wednesday 27 March


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