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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

02 Oct 2020

2 October 2020

Responding to the National Audit Office's report on 'Improving local bus services in England outside London... Read more

Buses

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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 lifestyle and the growth in private car ownership have... Read more

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Darren Shirley

Air quality

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Alice Ridley
20 Oct 2020

We know that investing in sustainable transport brings a myriad of benefits: it helps clean up our environment, creates jobs, supports economic... Read more

Roads

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27 August 2020: a joint press release from Bus Users, Campaign for Better Transport, Community Rail Network, Community Transport Association, Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK),... Read more

Sustainable Transport

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Silviya Barrett
09 Oct 2020

Later this autumn the Government will publish its spending review, setting out spending plans for the various Government departments for the... Read more

Better Transport

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We have had many months of lockdown over the summer where families and communities celebrated daily life on their street with less traffic. As we head into Autumn, and World Car Free Day on 22... 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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