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Current News / Campaigns...
Protests planned at UK rail stations to mark steep hike in fares: Guardian article.
Rail fares: Commuters 'priced out' by increases, campaigners say: BBC News article.
Check out We Own It's email to TWPTUG about it's campaign to bring the East Coast railway line into public ownership on our RAIL PAGE. Don't miss We Own It's founder, Cat Hobbs, on You Tube addressing a Labour Party rally. Please also sign the petition on that page to support the campaign.
See Transport Committee's Chair, Lilian Greenwood MP, comments on 2018 rail fare increase.
Mobike Newcastle city bikes: How to use them and where are they? Check out the Newcastle Chronicle article and video: www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/mobike-newcastle-city-bikes-how-13768475
Newcastle PTUG has set up a petition to the Government requesting funding for the new Metro trains. Please sign it to put pressure on the Government: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/government-funding-for-tyne-and-wear-metro
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that a further two days of strike action on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Tuesday 3rd October and Thursday 5th October as the company continues to resist all efforts to make progress in the long-running dispute over rail safety and the head-long dash towards Driver Only Operation.
PLEASE ASK YOUR M.P. to support Early Day Motion 109: 'REDUCED ACCESS FOR DISABLED PASSENGERS ON NORTHERN RAIL' tabled by Ian Mearns MP for Gateshead. This is to protect the interests of disabled passengers in unstaffed stations should Driver-Only Operation be introduced. Click on above link to view full EDM text.
DON'T FORGET to check out our pages featuring links to interesting articles selected from Passenger Transport magazine. They can be accessed via the 'PT magazine' menu button. Articles from Issues 161 (2 June 2017) and 162 (16 Jun 2017) recently added to the 'PT Bus articles' page.