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  • Photo: about to hand our giant postcard in to the Chancellor

    We delivered a giant postcard - signed by many passengers - to Chancellor Rishi Sunak. It called for a freeze on rail fares for the sake of passengers and the environment.

  • The way forward is public transport

    This is a critical moment for our transport system. Will we slip into a future of ever-rising car use? Or can we build a brighter transport future?

    Our new The Way Forward campaign calls on the Government to invest in public transport and encourage people back on board.

  • A domestic flight produces seven times as much harmful emissions as the train

    The effects of climate change are being felt around the world. So why is the Government considering making it cheaper to fly from Manchester to London, or London to Edinburgh?

    Email your MP calling for action to curb domestic flights and promote rail instead.

  • Sustainable Transport Alliance: image with various transport modes

    Action on transport will be vital in tackling climate change, so we're very glad to be holding an event - together with our partners in the Sustainable Transport Alliance - at the COP26 climate change conference in November.

Campaigns

Rail

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Paul Tuohy
20 Oct 2021

The Government is considering whether to increase rail fares in January. If it raises them by one per cent above RPI as planned, we could soon be paying almost five per cent more to travel by train. 

Rail

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Usually at this time of year we find out how much more we’ll be paying for our rail tickets next year as the annual rail fare rise is confirmed. This year though the Government has deferred a... Read more

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Paul Tuohy

Buses

Photo: London Mayor Sadiq Khan with Campaign for Better Transport team and speakers from the summit
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Silviya Barrett
16 Sep 2021

The vast majority of people now recognise the urgency of tackling climate change and air pollution, and the Government has committed to ensuring... Read more

Buses

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23 October 2021

Campaign for Better Transport is calling for more to be done to deliver a zero-emission bus fleet as figures reveal only a tiny proportion of buses on the... Read more

Clean Air

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Norman Baker
10 Sep 2021

As the COP 26 event in Glasgow approaches, greater scrutiny than usual is rightly being paid to the government’s environmental promises and, more... Read more

Roads

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Never put off to tomorrow what you can put off until the day after tomorrow. That seems to be the mantra of Treasury ministers who know that road pricing is inevitable but are trapped like rabbits... Read more

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Norman Baker

Sustainable Transport

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Norman Baker
27 Oct 2021

I hope other world leaders were not paying too much attention to Rishi Sunak's Budget because if they had caught it, they may well have concluded... Read more

Better Transport

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The effects of climate change are being felt around the world. The need for action is urgent. So why is the Government considering making it cheaper to fly from Manchester to London, or London to... Read more

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Jess Fitch

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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