Thursday 20 January 2011

Transport to the TUC March for the Alternative on 26th March

There is a huge and growing list of transport from around the country heading to London for the TUC demonstration.

We are trying to collate an up to date list of the transport here. If you have transport details that are not listed please send them to

For more detail on departure times, contacts etc, or to book seats, contact the relevant regional office of the union, trades council or TUC regional office listed.

False Economy also has a transport list click here

TUC Regions


-   Wolverhampton Trades Council are putting on a coach

-   Birmingham UNISON are running 7coaches

-   Birmingham NUT are running 4 coaches

-   Birmingham University UNISON are running 1 coach

-   Birmingham PCS are running coaches

Nottinghamshire 30 - 35 coaches

-  County UNISON – 4 from Nottingham; + 1 each from West Bridgford, Sutton in Ashfield, Mansfield, Newark, Retford
-  City UNISON – 5 from Nottingham
-  Ashfield UNISON from Sutton in A, Kirkby in A & Hucknall; Mansfield UNISON & Bassetlaw UNISON from Worksop
-  UNISON power 1 coach
-  UNISON Nottingham University Hospitals branch (QMC & City Hosps)
-  PCS 4 from Nottinham
-  NUT 2 from City 1 from the County
-  GMB 1 from City 1 from Mansfield
-  UCU 1
-  UNITE 5
-  See www.Nottstuc.og for more details


-         PCS are putting on trains from Newcastle and Carlisle

-         PCS putting on a train from Hartlepool

-         Darlington Trades Council have purchased 27 train tickets

-         Regional TUC are putting on buses from Darlington

-         USDAW are organising buses through divisional reps

-         South Tyneside Trades Council are organising buses to link up with TUC trains organised from Newcastle . They are hoping to

provide sponsored bus seats for students and unemployed people.

North West

-   NUT are putting on 3 trains from Manchester , Lancaster , and Liverpool

-   PCS are putting on trains from Blackpool, Preston, Manchester

-   UNITE have organised 3 trains


Charter Trains

Liverpool (536 seats)        -           stopping at Runcorn and Crewe

Manchester (439 seats)    -           stopping at Stockport and Macclesfield

Preston (250 seats)           -           stopping at Wigan and Warrington Bank Quay

Scheduled Trains (additional seats)

Manchester (120 seats)   -           stopping at Stockport, Macclesfield and Stoke

contact the following co-ordinators to reserve your seat indicating Branch and Station preference.

* Travelling from Preston, Wigan or Warrington Bank Quay

Tony Hayes/Helen Beresford at the Preston Office:  01772 729243

*   Travelling from Manchester, Stockport, Macclesfield or Stoke

Neil Clark/Trish Angino at the Salford Office:  0161 848 0909

*   Travelling from Liverpool, Runcorn or Crewe

Steve Power/Maggie Hughes at the Liverpool Office: 0151 203 1907 or email

-   Manchester Trades Council is putting on a coach

-   PCS are putting on a train from Chester

Southern and Eastern

-   A coach is organised from Brighton , contact 07779 357 110 or gerry,

-   A coach is organised from Hastings , contact 07807 289 253 or

-   PCS are putting on a coach from Milton Keynes

-   Oxford - 16 coaches so far.  Main departure from Taylorian Institute, St. Giles, Oxford town centre at 8.45.  Coaches also from Banbury, Bicester, Didcot and Witney.  Ring 07890081211 to book seats.

Coaches supported by Oxford & District TUC, Oxfordshire UNISON Health Branch, Oxfordshire County UNISON, Oxford City Unison, UNISON TVP, Oxfordshire and Bucks PCS, Oxfordshire FBU, CWU South Central No1, Oxfordshire NUT, NASUWT, UCU, Oxfordshire Anti Cuts Alliance

- Worthing 8 coaches so far. Contact 07989 976044

-  Portsmouth 10 coaches so far

Yorkshire and the Humber

-         The TUC are putting on trains from Sheffield and Leeds , and unions are to fill seats on them. Contact 0113 242 9696 (regional

TUC office).

-         PCS are putting on a trains from Hull and York .

-         Rotherham Unison Health Branch is putting on a coach


-         The STUC has booked 3 trains. 2 of them will leave during the day, and one will travel down overnight following a rally in

Glasgow . Contact 0141 337 8100 for more details.


-   PCS are running coaches from Bangor , Cardiff , Merthyr Tydfil, Newport , Swansea and Wrexham.

Union pages

The PCS have a list of their transport here

UNITE contact details for transport here



  1. Miles said:

    There is a detailed round up of transport to the demo on the PCS website.
    Please let us know of any that is missing.

    21 January 2011 at 10:53am
  2. LINDA CULLUM said:

    Are any coaches running from Norwich for 26th March?

    21 January 2011 at 2:56pm
  3. Pete said:

    We are still collecting information. If you ask Norwich RtW on I’m sure they will be able to help

    21 January 2011 at 5:48pm
  4. Roger Andrew said:

    Any coach from Southampton please?

    22 January 2011 at 10:50am
  5. Miles said:

    There are coaches from Norwich and Southampton listed at

    26 January 2011 at 11:27am
  6. rob norman said:

    leicester city unison branch running free coaches to the march.everybody welcome,not just our members.ta.

    2 February 2011 at 4:42pm
  7. jane clancey said:

    Any train/coach seats going from Edinburgh, Glasgow or the Scottish Borders?

    7 February 2011 at 10:56am

    Is there any separate marches on 26Th march IE in Liverpool .This should be a national protest with pensioners and general public involved. as usual the TUC ARE NEVER QUICK ON THE BALL. Closing the gate and the horse has bolted.

    8 February 2011 at 8:47pm
  9. stig said:

    when the marches of the 80′s and 90′s took place, there were people from all sectors of society. Workers, unemployed, retired, young and old alike. The key to the success of any protests and action for change has to be unity and non sectarian approach. after all divide and rule is the motto of the ruling classes.
    There are masses of young people in inner cities alone who do not attend college or courses of education whose voice is missing in all of this. What are we doing to engage them in the political exchange. They are the forgotten along with those on benefits who appear to be sidelined in all of this.

    The arrangements for transport to protest against the cuts on March 26th seem to have overlooked these and other members of our society. What is to be done to give these people a voice.
    Furthermore, there is little advertising of the details of how to attend the marches, book places and prices charged.
    This is a time of opportunity that we may not have for another generation.
    Are we really scared of a true MASS protest such as the ones that occurred in times of depression when people marched the length of the country and those now happening across North Africa

    yours concerned

    12 February 2011 at 3:19pm
  10. 'Wolfy' Neilens said:

    Agree with Stig and well done for saying it!

    14 February 2011 at 11:34am
  11. Ellie said:


    Thank you for your words.

    I’ve been trying to find arrangements to go to London and demand my government behave itself. I feel like an island in the middle of an ocean, with huge ships sailing past and not seeing me.

    If I can’t find arrangements soon (better to travel with a group), I might have to start walking and running to get myself there on time for the march!

    I’ve got this number now. Do I need to be a Union member? I’ve never worked anywhere where there was a union. Do I need to be a member of some group I’ve never heard of before or seen before?

    Or should I just start the long walk now….might end up being simpler……

    15 February 2011 at 3:37am
  12. brenda flint said:

    I agree with the above – I really can’t cope with coach travel from nottingham to london and most of my friends have children and find it difficult to organsie – why are there no local events to coincide with London event and to give added impact – I konw of many who would support.

    13 March 2011 at 5:21pm
  13. vernon lewis said:

    I am semi retired and would like to attend the March in London on 26.03.2011. I cannot find any transport arrangements from the South East Wales region. CHepstow/Newport.

    Can someone help please ?

    We have to be beat this Government.

    13 March 2011 at 6:56pm
  14. maureen said:

    I am retired and no longer a union member,but would love to be given the chance to show my solidarity, It would be good to travel with others but pensioners seem to be forgoten. I was a union member all my working life and went on the right to work march in the eighties. I hope the turn out is high, and am sorry I wont be able to go.

    14 March 2011 at 10:32pm
  15. Tom said:

    Anyone know of any transport going from Bromsgrove?
    Looking to help 20 unemployed youth find a way to London

    16 March 2011 at 6:18pm
  16. geordie.fenwick said:

    thatcher was evil. this is even worse. stand up and show your feelings..

    17 March 2011 at 9:46pm
  17. elric hawkmoon said:

    I can’t get to London , why is nothing happening in manchester

    22 March 2011 at 9:22am
  18. annette said:

    Re Vernon Lewis- free coaches available from chepstow and newport contact NASUWT cymru, CARDIFF.

    25 March 2011 at 2:35pm
  19. annette said:

    NASUWT have coaches going from all parts of UK- CONTACT Headquarters.

    25 March 2011 at 2:36pm

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