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Roads to Nowhere

  • Photo: woman boards train

    We're calling on the Government to electrify more rail lines to tackle climate change and air pollution. 

  • 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.

  • 45% of people believe rail's primary aim should be to provide an alternative to car travel

    The railways have the potential to deliver huge economic, social and environmental benefits to communities and the country as a whole, but our research shows this isn't being realised.

    If the Rail Review doesn't address this, the Government risks squandering the chance to create a better railway.

  • Photo: cyclists

    Transport is the UK's largest emitter of greenhouse gases. But change is possible if we act together.

    Sign up and we'll send campaigning actions straight to your inbox each month.

  • Secured £2 million in Government support for electric cargo bikes

    Find out about some of the things our supporters helped us to achieve in 2018...



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Andrew Allen
08 Apr 2019

Between 1998 and 2009, the West Coast Mainline (WCML) saw massive changes. Whilst the programme was beset with problems, our latest report, 'Transformation of the West Coast Mainline: How rail investment is benefitting people, the environment and the... Read more



Saturday 15 June 2019

The sustainable transport charity Campaign for Better Transport is pressing the Government to restart the programme to electrify more of Britain's... Read more


NFWI Conference 2019
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Darren Shirley
05 Jun 2019

I recently had the great pleasure of addressing 4,000 members of the Women’s Institute at their annual meeting. I was invited to talk in support... Read more



14 March 2019

According to the latest annual Bus Passenger Survey by independent watchdog, Transport Focus, almost nine in 10 bus passengers were satisfied with their... Read more


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14 Jun 2019

Local campaigners are celebrating the Welsh Government’s decision to scrap the planned M4 'relief road', a £1.4 billion motorway through the... Read more



Despite its multi-billion pound budget, Highways England’s roads programme is under pressure, with several schemes set to be dropped or delayed. But there are ways to save money and help balance... Read more

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Bridget Fox

Better transport

Photo by Bas Bogaerts  © Stad Gent – Dienst Toerisme
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Bridget Fox
15 Apr 2019

Bridget Fox has been visiting Ghent, Belgium: a medieval city that has embraced the mobility challenges of the 21st Century in a way that sets an... Read more

Better Transport


14 June 2019

Responding to the announcement of new investment in the Cycle Rail programme that will enable thousands of new cycle spaces to be added to rail stations,... Read more

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