General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“The huge hike in fares confirmed last week is another kick in the teeth for passengers who already fork out colossal sums to travel on rammed out,unreliable trains while the private operators are laughing all the way to the bank.
“With over three quarters of Britain’s railways now in the hands of foreign states these huge sums of money aren’t being invested in essential upgrades and modernisation here, they are being siphoned off to subsidise transport services over the Channel. It’s no wonder we are a global laughing stock.
“The only solution to the Great British Private Rail Rip-Off is public ownership and an end to this Government sponsored racketeering. “