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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.

Government cuts to Network Rail’s funding are putting the lives of both rail passengers and maintenance workers at risk, according to a report published today (Friday) by the TUC’s Action for Rail campaign.
25 July 2014
Rail campaigners will today (Tuesday) hold protests against government plans to create a new giant private rail franchise whose creation could lead to the loss of hundreds of jobs and a less safe rail network, according to the Action for Rail campaign.
17 June 2014
Commenting on the 48-hour strike by RMT members on the London Underground which began yesterday evening (Monday) TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady today (Tuesday) said: “Closing all London Underground ticket offices and cutting 1,000 tube staff will have a hugely detrimental impact on both regular passengers and tourists. “The public...
29 April 2014
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