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  • Fair Fares Now placard at demo

    We've just learnt that rail fares are set to rise by 3.6% in January. 

    At a time when wages are largely stagnating, this is not OK.

    We need a fares freeze!

  • The A27 at Shoreham, © 2017 Google

    Do you know a road even uglier than this?!

    Whether it's a rural or an urban road, nominate it in our ugly roads competition and let's see if we can get it beautified!

  • Electric train photo by Paul Lucas on Flickr

    The Government has slammed the brakes on its promise to electrify rail lines in the North of England, the Midlands and South Wales.

    Cleaner, greener, faster travel should be available across the country, not just in London and South East England. Sign our petition!

  • Photo courtesy of Network Rail: Lea Bridge Station

    Our new guide, Expanding the Railways, will make it easier to get a station or a section of track built or reopened, as Lea Bridge was last year.

  • Photo: people on e-bikes

    The Government gives grants for converting to electric cars and vans - but not to electric bikes. Let's get that changed!

    Please email your MP and ask for this simple change: it would not cost any extra money, would be popular and would do a lot of good.



Ccoss stitch rail ticket
Alice Ridley
15 Aug 2017

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... Read more



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... Read more

Lianna Etkind


Woman boards a blue single decker Beach Bus
09 Aug 2017

Has your bus journey ever included a free ice cream?! Mark Holroyd, the New Forest National Park Authority’s Transport, Access and Sustainable... Read more



Next week, the Bus Services Bill will be debated in the House of Commons, and MPs will have a final chance to make any... Read more

Lianna Etkind


Chris Todd
22 Aug 2017

Campaign for Better Transport has called on Highways England to rethink its consultation on plans for the A27 around Arundel which starts today. [... Read more



Summer’s here, with holiday trips away, or leisure time at home. But is that breathtaking view or local stroll spoiled by an ugly road?

With your help, we want to find the worst offenders,... Read more

Bridget Fox

Better transport

A freight train at Felixstowe Port
Philippa Edmunds
16 Aug 2017

Last month’s Government announcements about its forthcoming rail plans are disappointing given the socio-economic benefits of rail freight and its... Read more

Better Transport


With all the bad news about the Government backtracking on rail electrification, it's good to be able to celebrate some good rail news. The Government... Read more

Stephen Joseph

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