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Rail blogs from 2012

  • 28 November 2012

    28 November 2012: In January we will have had ten year of the above inflation formula that it has been using to set the increase in rail fares each year. It is time to stop punishing those who choose to commute using public transport. But instead of that, rail fares will go up by 4.2 per cent on...

  • 09 October 2012

    9 October 2012: We welcome the Government 's announcement to limit ticket price increases to 1 per cent above inflation for the next two years.

  • 28 September 2012

    28 September 2012: last Tuesday Transport Minister Norman Baker set out his plans to develop a smart ticketing system which be used across underground, trains and buses. A new smart ticketing scheme, similar to London's Oyster card, would help to cultivate a joined up public transport system...

  • 03 September 2012

    3 September 2012: It seems highly unlikely that the 150,000 Virgin rail users who have signed the petition - and shown unprecedented loyalty to a rail franchise-get their happy ending. In spite of the fact that the contract has not been signed yet, the Department for Transport says that the...

  • 22 August 2012

    22 August 2012: Our successful demonstration last week is already getting results.

  • 14 August 2012
    Photo: train toffs

     14  August 2012: With impressive media coverage, the successful protest that we held today with Climate Rush and Action for Rail, reflected clearly that rail passengers will not stand for the Government‘s plans for fare rises at 3% above the inflation rate.

  • 07 August 2012

    7 August 2012: On 14 August we'll find out how much rail fares will rise next year. Join us at Waterloo station to say no to plans for even higher fare rises in 2013.

  • 16 July 2012

    16 July 2012: The Government today announced welcome investment in rail but confirmed their plans for massive fare rises for the next two years.

  • 09 July 2012

    9 July 2012: Almost 50 years after the Beeching report that resulted in the closure of a third of the rail network, the issue of new or reopened connections is more relevant than ever.

  • 26 June 2012

    26 June 2012: Depending on where you live, commuting can be perceived as a Darwinian race between the strongest pushers to get into an overcrowded and expensive train or a more pleasant experience. We all know where on the spectrum we stand. Do we?

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