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The TUC is committed to the development of integrated transport, to promoting a greater role for public transport, and to ensuring that future development is sustainable.

Commenting on today’s (Wednesday) report by the Office of Rail Regulation, which reveals that the UK rail industry received over £4bn in government support last year, TUC General Secretary and chair of Action For Rail, Frances O’Grady said:
16 April 2014
Rail campaigners will be protesting today (Friday) at stations up and down the East Coast Main Line against government plans to re-privatise the service later this year.
07 March 2014
Action for Rail and coalition partners are planning campaign actions along the East Coast Main Line on 7 March 2014, to coincide with the start of the Lib Dem Spring Conference in York, calling on Liberal Democrat MPs to keep the East Coast in public hands.
28 February 2014
date: 24 February 2014 embargo : 00.01hrs Tuesday 25 February 2014 Unions protest against threat of rail privatisation across Europe The UK’s rail unions will join colleagues from across Europe in Strasbourg today (Tuesday) to protest against European Commission (EC) plans to impose the privatisation of rail passenger services across...
25 February 2014
Commenting on the news today (Tuesday) that some London Underground season tickets will rise by as much as 4.3 per cent in January 2014, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
03 December 2013
Campaigners will today (Tuesday) hold protests at over 30 UK rail stations to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Railways Act, which paved the way for the privatisation of the UK’s rail network.
05 November 2013
Commenting on today’s (Friday) announcement by the government on the re-privatisation of the East Coast Main Line, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
25 October 2013
Campaigners will gather in central London today (Friday) to hand over a petition organised by campaign group We Own It and signed by more than 23,000 rail passengers calling for the East Coast Main Line to remain under public ownership.
18 October 2013
Rail fares are set to to be 40 per cent higher from this January than in 2008, the TUC and rail unions warn today (Tuesday) as the Action for Rail campaign protests against rail fare rises at train stations across the country.
13 August 2013
One in four disabled rail passengers has suffered a hate crime or abuse, according to new research published today (Wednesday) by the TUC's Action for Rail campaign.
24 April 2013

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