Rail blogs from 2011
30 December 2011
30 December 2011: If today’s news of a massive European fares divide has left you irate, make sure you help spread the word about the Jan 3rd ‘text, tweet and call’ protest. We have known for years that commuters to our capital pay over the odds, so we sampled fares to five major European...
22 December 2011
20 December 2011: New ticket prices for 2012 are out and it’s not a pretty picture.
12 December 2011
9 December 2011: With fares still rising year after year now is the time to build on our success.
29 November 2011
29 November 2011: The Government has scrapped its plans to raise the cap on regulated rail fares.
24 November 2011
24 November 2011: Excitement in the office this morning as we’ve heard that Transport Secretary Greening is lobbying the Chancellor to scrap plans for further rail fare hikes.
23 November 2011
23 November 2011: At our busy briefing for MPs in the House of Commons on Monday, we made the case that the Government’s decision to raise fares was a political choice, not a necessity.
07 November 2011
7 November 2011: Jenny Agutter of Railway Children fame joined us this morning in presenting the Fair Fares Now petition to Number 10 Downing Street.
28 October 2011
28 October 2011: We’ve published new figures showing that the combined cost of commuting and childcare swallows up a staggering one-third of families’ wages – and that’s before massive fare hikes come in next year.
04 October 2011
4 October 2011: We’ve met officials leading the Government’s fares review and told them what passengers want to see from it.
13 September 2011
13 September 2011: Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has just admitted that many rail fares are "eye wateringly expensive". So why is he increasing them?