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Rail blogs from 2009 July

  • 27 July 2009

    27 July 2009: Our campaign to reduce rail fares received a massive boost after a Parliamentary Committee concluded that fares are too high.

  • 20 July 2009

    20 July 2009: If you visit many European cities, you will see quiet, clean, frequent trams instead of cars hooting at each other. But in this country, we only have a few trams because Government guidance makes it very hard to introduce them.

  • 14 July 2009

    15 July 2009:  We're glad the Government has put out a strategy today for reducing carbon in the transport sector. But it seems to think business as normal can continue, with a bit of tweaking. It’s wrong: carbon emissions won’t fall if it continues with plans to build roads, expand airports,...

  • 01 July 2009

    1 July 2009: The Government is setting up a publicly owned company to run trains on the East Coast mainline by the end of the year, because National Express cannot meet its franchise commitments. This is a chance for Government to learn lessons and try to improve things for passengers. We’ve got...