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  • Photo: woman boards train

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

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

Campaigns

Rail

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Andrew Allen
17 Jun 2019

The announcement that the Government intends to legislate for net zero emissions by 2050 has far reaching consequences for the transport sector. As the largest source of greenhouse gases, emissions from the sector rose between 2013 and 2017 and are higher now than they were in 1990. Meeting a... Read more

Rail

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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 rail network... Read more

Buses

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Darren Shirley
08 Jul 2019

We already know buses are important for more than just getting to work or appointments - they bring friends and family together, help us take part... Read more

Buses

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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 of a resolution calling for the Government and... Read more

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Darren Shirley

Roads

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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

Roads

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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

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Darren Shirley
09 Jul 2019

Today marks a year since the Government published its ... Read more

Better Transport

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Roger Mackett, Emeritus of Transport Studies at University College London, has been carrying out a survey about the difficulties that people with mental health conditions have when they travel.... Read more

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