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Responding to the latest passenger rail usage figures released today, 3 October, by the Office of Rail and Road, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:
30 November 2019
Reacting to the Rail Delivery Group's announcement that rail fares will rise by an average of 2.7% next year, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign... Read more
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
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
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
14 October 2019
Responding to the Queen's Speech today (14 October), Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for... Read more
27 September 2019
Campaign for Better Transport has announced the appointment of seven new Trustees to its Board. Coming from backgrounds including planning, law, retail... Read more
Campaign for Better Transport05 DecThis International Volunteer Day we thank all of the local campaigners, station adoption groups, community transpor… https://t.co/36ENv2RniS
Campaign for Better Transport05 DecWe need an overhaul of the fares system to make rail travel more affordable. Our CEO @darrenshirley told… https://t.co/5rpsIzfRC0
Campaign for Better Transport05 DecRT @darrenshirley: Our railways need a revolution — January's fare hikes prove it. My comment piece for @Independent. https://t.co/ZX412iCLMu