Text Size

Current Size: 100%

Save our buses

Fair Fares Now

Roads to Nowhere

Blogs - Fair Fares Now

  • 02 January 2018

    Welcome back to work. Did you have a good Christmas and New Year? Oh by the way, your train ticket has gone up £150. 

  • 05 December 2017
    Photo: Campaigners and politicians hand in petition

    If you had passed the Department for Transport last Wednesday morning, you'd have seen a gaggle of senior politicians, campaigners, and a giant green train outside.

  • 01 December 2017

    The Government has published its new Strategic Vision for Rail, setting out policy on what the rail network should look like and how it is to be managed.

  • 27 November 2017
    Family at Low Moor Station

    "It's the best thing that's happened to our area in a long time..."

    These are the words of John Ellis, who lives near Bradford - just a short walk from the newly opened Low Moor Station. The original station at Low Moor was closed as part of the Beeching Cuts in the 1960s. After years of...

  • 13 November 2017
    Guest blogger Andrew Steele

    You're familiar with that piece of orange card that train companies have been using for well over 30 years - but is it time for ticketing to get smart? And what would truly smart ticketing mean for passengers? Guest blogger Andrew Steele is Director of Corporate Strategy at SilverRail. He's...

  • 28 September 2017
    Photo: campaigners on the Midland Main Line

    Arguments about regional inequalities in rail spending have festered for years. While these traditionally focus on economic and social consequences, the decision to axe major electrification projects shows why environmental impacts matter and need to be addressed. 

  • 15 August 2017
    Ccoss stitch rail ticket

    Today we learned that rail fares will rise 3.6 per cent in January making it the biggest rise for five years. To put it into context, that means an average rise for commuters coming into London of £146; for commuters coming into Bristol an extra £72; and for commuters working in Birmingham an...

  • 05 July 2017
    Five people hold up a large poster of text

    Last week, on a hot summer’s evening, a group of rail campaigners gathered at St Pancras Station. After meetings, lots of email exchanges and careful drafting and redrafting, we had a final version of our six-point Better South Eastern Charter and were ready to hand it in to Department for...

  • 05 July 2017

    Building a new train station costs a fortune and takes an age. How can we make things quicker and easier so the worthwhile projects actually get built? We've just written a new guide which aims to do precisely this, helping good projects get on track.

  • 09 May 2017
    Woman in leather jacket boarding a Thameslink train

    Campaigner Jo Rossi, a part-time commuter, wrote this blog about how discriminatory rail fare structures affects her - and thousands of other women and men too. This campaign features on Mumsnet.

Pages