East London Line Protest and Leafleting

On Sunday 23rd May the extended East London Line will re-open, as part of private company, LOROL (London Overground). Obviously we support the extension but not when part of the tube network has been privatised through the back door. The whole of LOROL should be integrated with London Underground and owned and run by the Greater London Authority, elected by Londoners, which is RMT policy.

The privatisation of railways has been a total mess, with one company after another getting in trouble, including Metronet and Tube Lines.

The first full working day for the Line will be Monday 24th. RMT plans to have an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons calling for the municipalisation of LOROL, together with a press release. AS PART OF THIS CAMPAIGN, WE WILL BE LEAFLETING THE PUBLIC FROM 7.30 am TO 8.30am OUTSIDE WHITECHAPEL STATION ON MONDAY 24TH MAY. PLEASE COME ALONG IF YOU CAN.

There are a couple of TfL links below, with more information about the Line and a LOROL map.

Part of the Line already opened, but it was done secretly, to avoid political flak from us or Ken Livingstone, so this is the best opportunity to raise the issues of what Livingstone and Johnston have done to London.

Please try to come and forward this e-mail to members.

Regards, Olly New

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/projectsandschemes/15360.aspx

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/london-overground-network-map.pdf

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