15 August 2019
Yesterday we learnt how much our already extortionate fares are going to rise by next year. Another eye-watering fare hike - this year at 2.8%. We're being ripped off, and all for the luxury of travelling on delayed, overcrowded trains - if they even turn up at all.
Meanwhile, shareholders have been making a killing. Rail companies have paid out over £1bn in six years.
It's clear that privatisation is broken. And the public can see this too - 76% of us want our railways brought into public ownership.
That's why across the country people have come together to fight for a publicly owned railway, so we can end the rail rip off once and for all.
From Glasgow to London and King's Lynn to Birmingham, rail passengers and workers have said loud and clear that it's time to bring privatisation to an end.
We've collected some of the best clips from the day:
We Own It and RMT campaigners outside King's Cross station in London:
Transport campaigners Get Glasgow Moving outside Glasgow Central:
In Edinburgh, RMT workers and We Own It supporters demanded an end to the rail rip-off:
In the North West, passengers and workers came together in Manchester, Stockport and Chester to make the case for public ownership:
In Cambridgeshire, people came out in force, in Cambridge and in Kings Lynn:
And Dorothy and Emma made the case for public ownership in Worthing
They were all joined by others across the county, from Hampshire to Birmingham and from Yorkshire to Peterborough. Together they represent the three quarters of the UK public who support publicly owned rail!
And the press have caught on too, the campaign was picked up big time, including in:
While our rail fares are going up, the government is running a review into the future of the railways. It's run by a man named Keith Williams, and he hasn't yet made his mind up what he wants to recommend. You can help him.
Watch and share this video and tell Keith we need a publicly owned railway: