Our Trains & Trams: NOT FOR SALE

The South Australian Government has announced that it intends to privatise the Adelaide Metro train and tram services. Find out below how you can be part of the campaign to keep our trains and trams in public hands.

Our Trains & Trams: NOT FOR SALE

Privatising our rail and tram services means higher prices, fewer services and reduced safety. It puts private profit before the travelling public and their safety.

South Australia’s rail and tram services belong to the people, not to Premier Steven Marshall or Transport Minister Stephan Knoll.  In fact, Mr Steven Marshall went to the 2018 election claiming that he didn't have a "privatisation agenda".

Mass transit services should be run by the people, for the people – not for the profits of overseas companies and their shareholders.

The solution to better public transport is investment in infrastructure and commitment to services. We need a real plan to grow public transport in South Australia, not just flimsy excuses for flogging it off.

How can you help? Well I'm glad you asked!

1. Sign the petition

2. Contact your MP

3. Join the campaign!




Train and tram workers to fight against privatisation scam - RTBU media statement, 1 July 2019

SA Government to privatise train and tram services - Adelaide Advertiser, 1 July 2019

South Australian Government  blunders over London Tube reference in privatisation argument - ABC, 2 July 2019

Trains, trams and the mountain that began as a Knoll - Adelaide Advertiser, 6 July 2019

Stephan Knoll hiding behind spin and lies - RTBU media statement, 7 July 2019

Adelaide City Loop and North Adelaide tram plans solved under until after 2022 state election - Adelaide Advertiser, 14 July 2019

DPTI boss details minister's meetings with potential public transport contenders - InDaily, 22 July 2019

SA public transport workers launch campaign to keep our trains and trams in public hands - RTBU Media Statement, 28 July 2019

Rail, Tram and Bus Union SA launches campaign against privatisation plans - Adelaide Advertiser, 28 July 2019

ITF Union RTBU start campaign to keep #OurPublicTransport for the people - ITF Global, 1 August 2019

South Australian Government's privatisation argument shredded by industry figures - RTBU media statement, 7 August 2019

SA Transport Minister reveals that privatisation may not save a single cent in ‘trainwreck’ interview - 9 August 2019

No-Show Knoll leaves Adelaide stranded and confused - RTBU media statement, 20 August 2019


International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)

Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU)