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    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.

     

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    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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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Rail

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Darren Shirley
02 Jan 2020

Despite promises to the contrary, this year's rail fare rise of an average 2.7 per cent is still linked to the outdated and discredited Retail Price Index (RPI) figure, leaving passengers to dig a bit deeper into their pockets yet again. 

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Today we've published our Future of rail report which examines the current failings of the railways and what steps the Government needs to take to get them back on track.

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Darren Shirley

Buses

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Darren Shirley
25 Oct 2019

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... Read more

Buses

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25 October 2019

Funding for buses in England is almost £400 million a year lower than it was ten years ago, Campaign for Better Transport has revealed today, 25 October... Read more

Roads

28 Oct 2019

Reacting to the publication of the Government's response to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee inquiry into local roads funding and... 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

Better Transport

15 Jan 2020

15 January 2020

Commenting on the Government's announcement of a review of regional connectivity including regional... Read more

Better Transport

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19 December 2019

Reacting to the Queen's Speech, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:

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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