Network Rail Break up

May 24, 2015

General Secretary Mick Cash said today.


“We see once again renewed speculation this morning that there are plans under discussion to break up and hive off Network Rail into a series of regional bodies which would fragment, destabilise and cause chaos on our railways in a mirror of the privatised train operation model.


“RMT is aware that the train companies are lobbying hard for the “vertical integration” model that would create a series of regional “Railtrack Two’s” with the same lethal threat to infra structure safety as corners are cut in the drive to hit financial and profit targets.


“RMT will fight to to defend and expand the principle of a national, publicly owned body running our railways and we are well aware of the renewed threat which has been raised by the Conservative election victory. ”


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