Well, here we are again – here we ALL are again.
Great to see so much support – but why do we have to keep meeting like this?
Local residents, public transport users, politicians are united to keep the bridge open.
East Midlands Trains and Government know what we want.
The Planning Board supported us
So why are we all here AGAIN?
EMT & parent company Stage Coach don’t care what we want
They don’t care about the bridge
They don’t care about providing a better service
They don’t care about accessibility and safety for residents
They don’t care about getting more people onto public
All they care about is PROFIT
But we say: PUBLIC SERVICES SHOULD PUT PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT
Privatisation & deregulation of public transport has not brought us the
promised benefits of competion.
On the contrary, public transport is
*less user friendly than ever
Can’t even get a decent cup of tea in the buffet car!
It’s time to bring back democratic control of our bus and rail network
It’s time for a strategic plan to improve public transport
It’s time to invest in infrastructure not shareholders
It’s time to invest in trains not barriers
It’s time to invest in people not profits
It’s good to meet, but I hope this is the last time we have to demonstrate
Let’s hope EMT & Government are listening
Let’s hope they drop these plans
Because if they don’t … we’ll be back.