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Despite all the warm words from Network Rail about listening to customers in response to our People’s Rail campaign and the criticism of the Transport Select Committee, passengers are set to face another winter of misery on the trains. There will be no trains on Christmas Day, few on Boxing Day and a reduced service [...]
Today’s publication of a report on the railways highly critical of Network Rail by the Commons Transport Select Committee, chaired by Labour Co-op MP Louise Ellman, is a vindication of the People’s Rail campaign. The report looks at many areas including governance and consultation. It states that the Transport Select Committee “do not agree…that the [...]
Following the debate initiated by Lord Berkeley on making Network Rail more democratic and more accountable, Labour Co-operative MP Don Touhig has put down EDM 628: Passenger Membership for Network RailThat this House calls on Network Rail to recognise the importance of providing genuine public accountability for its services; notes that in a recent YouGov [...]
Network Rail has received some bad press recently. It’s a little unfair – just one month ago the press were reporting that train punctuality was at a seven year high and tracks have improved. Now a rail freight spokesman has called for the company to have a shake-up and become more democratic, on mutual lines. [...]
For the 90th Anniversary Conference last month, the Co-operative Party commissioned a YouGov poll which reflected overwhelming support for organisations that put consumers first and act in their interests. Key findings of the poll are that: People in the UK trust co-ops or mutuals far more to deal fairly with their customers than either Government [...]