Network Rail has asked Citigroup bankers to advise on selling off 18 public railway stations across the country: Birmingham New Street, Bristol Temple Meads, Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central, Leeds, Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Reading and the London stations.
Join Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways (FOSBR) in a protest at Bristol Temple Meads Station.
Monday 7 March 2016
09.00 – 09.30 and 17.30 – 18.30
Meet at Temple Quay entrance of Bristol Temple Meads Station to hand out leaflets to commuters and collect signatures on the “Stop bankers selling off our stations'” petition.
More details of the campaign can be found from – Defend our stations or request information from FOSBR
Railways stations Not For Sale protest –
Both the morning and afternoon session were well attended with lots of support from Labour (especially momentum organised) and Green activists, we handed out hundreds of leaflets, collected around a hundred signatures (no mean feat with everyone being in such a rush at the station) and garned a lot of press attention (see below). The reaction from passengers and the general public was very sympathetic, with most expressing alarm and outrage at the planned sell off.
More reports on the event can be found here –
Railways stations Not for Sale: Made In Bristol TV Clip
Railways stations Not for Sale: Bristol Evening Post report
Railways stations Not for Sale: Western Daily Press report