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ASLEF's press officer is Keith Richmond. He can be contacted on 0207 324 2407 or 07977 498794 or by email

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Government must explain rail budget cut

ASLEF, has called for the government to come clean about its plans to rebuild Britain after it was revealed that it has slashed £1 billion from its

Eurostar: Government Must Act

ASLEF, has called for the government to intervene to prevent Eurostar going to the wall. The move comes after the company admitted it is 'fighting for

ASLEF Slams Crash Lies

ASLEF, the train drivers' union, has slammed 'lies and misreporting' after a report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch into a collision between

Jeremy Corbyn

ASLEF, the train drivers' union, has welcomed the decision by the NEC to readmit Jeremy Corbyn as a member of the Labour Party, but is disappointed

TfL Funding Deal Secured

Transport for London has agreed a deal with the UK Government for funding to enable the capital's transport network to keep running for another six

Driverless trains bombshell

A secret Transport for London document has revealed that driverless trains on London Underground would cost a staggering £7 billion – making the plan

Welsh rail to be nationalised

We have welcomed the decision of the Welsh government to bring rail services in Wales back into public ownership.

Boris Johnson Hands Out a Political Punishment Beating for London

ASLEF, the train drivers' union, has condemned the government's attempt to punish the capital.

Margaret Ferrier MP

ASLEF, the train drivers' trade union, has called on Margaret Ferrier, the SNP MP for Rutherglen & Hamilton West, to apologise and reveal which

Extension of Emergency Measures Agreements

The government has extended the emergency measures agreements which ran out on Sunday 20 September

Stonehaven interim report

Mick Whelan, general secretary, and Kevin Lindsay, ASLEF's organiser in Scotland, today spoke out after publication of an interim Network Rail report

Start of HS2 construction phase

Mick Whelan, general secretary, has welcomed the announcement today, after 10 years of preparatory work, of the formal start of the construction of