RMT to hold Crewe station protest against fare price hikes

Rail union RMT is holding a protest outside Crewe station, on the day rail fare increases are announced.

Activists and supports will gather between 7am and 9am.

In total over 30 stations across the UK will see protests, calling for a publicly owned and nationally integrated railway.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT activists and supporters will be calling for our railways to be run as an affordable and accessible public service and not for private profit. Every year, millions of pounds are siphoned out of the system as private shareholder profit rather than being reinvested in the network.

"Only 10% of stations are fully staffed but yet UK passengers pay some of the highest fares in Europe.

“Thie increase announced this month will only serve to make the rail network less affordable and accessible for the travelling public. Privatisation is at odds with a sustainable rail network – we need a publicly owned and nationally integrated railway now.”

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