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Don't be a fool! Support Actions for Public Ownership of Rail, April 1st

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We're fighting for a better railway


April Fools Action, April 1st 

On 1st April TSSA members are joining with our community partners to take action for public ownership of rail. Passengers at over 30 stations will receive a leaflet outlining key reasons why we need public ownership and how they can send a message of support.

If you want to get involved, make a pledge below. For more information, contact Ricky Jones, Organiser, 

Pledge to take part on:

Tweet on the day: @TSSAUnion #publicrail #betterrailway

Stations confirmed:

Alexendra Park Station 08:30 - 09:30
Beeston 16:30 - 17:30
Barnsley 16:30 - 17:30
Berwick on Tweed 06:50 - 08:30
Bexhill 07:30 - 08:30 & 1730 18:30
Boston 11:45 - 14:00
Brighton (Preston Park) 06:00 - 09:30 & 17:30 - 20:00
Brighouse Stations 07:00 - 09:30
Brighton Kemptown TBC
Bristol Temple Meads 07:00 - 08:00 and 17:00 - 18:00
Chatham TBC
Chester Stn TBC
Derby 07;30 - 09:00
Dorchester 07:00 - 8:30
Dundee TBC
Edinburgh, Waverley Stn 07:30 - 09:30
Euston (london) 08:00 - 09;30
Glasgow Central 17:00 - 18:00
Haltwhistle 07:30 - 09:00
Halifax 07:30 - 09:00
Harrogate TBC
Haydon Bridge 07:30 - 09:00
Hexham 07:30 - 09:00
Huddersfield TBC
Hull TBC
Ipswich TBC
Kew (london) TBC
Liverpool Lime St TBC
London Road Stn (Brighton) TBC
Loughbrough 07:45 - 08:45
Moreton 07:00 - 08:30
Newcastle Stn TBC
Prudhom 07:30 - 09:00
Royston station TBC
Salford TBC
Sheffield 08:00 09:00
Skegness TBC
St Austell TBC
Stafford TBC
Stoke-on-Trent TBC
Todmorden 07:30 - 09:30
Totnes TBC
Upwey 07:00 - 08:30
Warrington TBC
Weymouth 07:00 - 08:30
Wirral TBC
Wokingham 06:00 - 08:30
Worcester Stn ( foregete st, Shrub Hil, Entrances) TBC
Wylam 07:30 - 09:00
York 08:30 - 09:30

Other Actions

Please keep checking our website for updates on actions.

March 31st –  . Trade Unions are also leafleting stations on 31st March. If you are not able to join TSSA with our community partners on 1st April, then you may want to join the actions on 31st March. Visit for more details 

April 1st – see above

If you have an action or activity that you would like included in our action newsletter and calendar, please contact Nadine Rae, Organising Director

Anyone can get active in Better Rail

We need to keep the pressure up to fight station staff cuts and fare increases to make sure rail is affordable and accessible to all. You and your workmates can help.

Pledge your action at If you want to get involved in an action, contact Nadine Rae, Organising Director

What can your workplace/Branch do to help? Take 3 easy steps

1. Decide what you want to do as an action

2. Choose a week to do your action

3. Tell us so we can send you an action pack and determine how we can support you to be successful in your action.

Better Rail Workplace Posters

Better Rail sign web image Were fighting  No Workplace Noticeboard is complete without a Better Rail poster! If you need more, download from the following options:

  Better Rail Poster Fighting for Better Railway  Better Rail Poster Cutting Staff  Better Rail Poster Standing Up  Better Rail Poster Concerned Passenger  Better Rail Poster Logo Red  Better Rail Poster Logo White  Better Rail Poster Blank

If you have an idea for a Better Rail poster slogan, email Nadine on


Get active in our fight for a better railway!

The union is as strong as its members are willing to get active - that means we need you! Your TOC National Council have put together a range of campaign activities so that everyone can get involved in the fight for a better railway.

There are many ways you can get involved in our campaign. Here are a few of the campaign activities you can get active in now:

  • Come to a TSSA training
  • Ask your workmates to come to a TSSA meeting
  • Tweet your thoughts on fare increases to #farefail
  • Form a Local Action Group, a team of your workmates, friends, family, who want to get active in our campaign activities
  • Meet with your local MP and councillors
  • Write to your local newspaper
  • Hold a community meeting to discuss transport issues in your local area

If you want to get involved but are not sure how or need some support, contact for more details.


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What will make a better railway...

- A Quality Public Service that is publically owned and accountable with better stations, quality infrastructure and is integrated with other means of transport

- Better jobs, decent work, career opportunities

- A highly skilled workforce

- Safe to work, safe to travel

- Community has a voice and can shape the system

- Fares that are affordable and a railway that is cost effective – value for money

- Technology that improves the travel experience but is not an alternative to decent work or a quality public service

- Environmentally friendly transport

Tell us what you think will make a better railway:

Log your workplace issues

Many of the issues you face are the same as with other TOCs. Let us know directly what you think your top issues are. Log your issues online at: