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  • Wimborne Minster in Dorset

    Poor public transport is leaving residents stranded: Government must act to reconnect these transport deserts.

    Our report recommends transport solutions for small towns. 

  • Top priority rail reopening

    Reopening a disused rail line can transform an area, but it happens all too rarely.

    We're calling for a national programme of rail reopenings. We've identified 33 top-priority lines that would put 500,000 people in reach of the railways.

  • train station

    Rail fares rose by an average of 2.7 per cent in January 2020. Rail passengers are tired of rising fares and broken promises. It’s time for a complete overhaul of the fares system and a fairer way to calculate future level.

     

  • Photo: people at station

    Our Future of rail report examines the current failings of the railways and what steps the Government needs to take to get them back on track.

  • Photo: bus passenger

    Our report shows that bus funding in England is almost £400 million a year lower than a decade ago. But a new National Bus Strategy offers the chance to give buses a brighter future.

Campaigns

Rail

19 Feb 2020

19 February 2020

Representative bodies covering businesses, passengers, freight, and community groups  have today published an open letter to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, calling for him to kick-start an ambitious "rolling programme" of rail electrification, if the... Read more

Rail

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Despite promises to the contrary, this year's rail fare rise of an average 2.7 per cent is still linked to the outdated and discredited Retail Price Index (RPI) figure, leaving passengers to dig a... Read more

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Buses

06 Feb 2020

6 February 2020

Commenting on the announcement by the Department for Transport of a £170m fund for buses, Darren Shirley,... Read more

Buses

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Our new report shows that once again funding for buses has decreased, with 243 services around the country having been lost or reduced in the past year. But next year could be different: with the... Read more

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Air quality

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15 Oct 2019

The Environment Bill was announced in yesterday's Queen’s Speech, with a commitment that it will include clean air. As it progresses through... Read more

Roads

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10 October 2019

Commenting on the House of Commons' Transport Select Committee's announcement of a future inquiry into road pricing, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of... Read more

Sustainable Transport

21 Feb 2020

21 February 2020

Responding to new figures from the RAC, which show that one in three drivers are more dependent on the... Read more

Better Transport

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For many years we've heard about places that no longer had any public transport. It became such a theme that we coined a term for them - 'transport deserts'. 

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Our vision

Campaign for Better Transport's vision is for all communities to have access to high quality, sustainable transport that meets their needs, improves quality of life and protects the environment.

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