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    Rail fares could go up by 1.6 per cent in January. Our CEO Darren Shirley explains why, if it presses ahead with this increase, the Government will miss the chance to encourage people back to the railways and restore passenger faith in public transport.

  • The effect of Covid-19 on transport has been seismic. But as recovery begins, the need for sustainable travel has only strengthened. Our report outlines how it can be achieved.

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Rail

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Darren Shirley
19 Aug 2020

With today’s announcement of the Retail Price Index (RPI) figure for July, we now know that, if the Government decides to go ahead with the annual fare increase in January, regulated rail fares will be going up by 1.6 per cent just as many of us head back to our physical workplaces for the first... Read more

Rail

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Before the health crisis, the Government acknowledged the "huge potential" of rail lines closed under the... Read more

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Darren Shirley

Buses

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Darren Shirley
16 Mar 2020

Bus journeys have been in decline for years, from a high of over 13 billion in the mid-1950s to 4.8 billion last year. Of course changes to... Read more

Buses

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27 February 2020

Reacting to National Express Group's pledge to not buy another diesel bus for its UK operations, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better... Read more

Air quality

27 Aug 2020

27 August 2020: a joint press release from Bus Users, Campaign for Better Transport, Community Rail Network, Community Transport... Read more

Roads

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27 July 2020

Responding to the publication of the Government’s new cycling and walking plans, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said: 

Sustainable Transport

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Silviya Barrett
04 Sep 2020

How - as a country - can we reduce carbon emissions from transport? With transport responsible for more emissions than any other sector, it's one... Read more

Better Transport

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Reducing carbon emissions from transport is one of the most pressing environmental challenges we face. So when the Government launched a public consultation this summer on how to shrink transport'... Read more

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Darren Shirley

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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