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  • 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.

  • Book cover

    In his new book, Tim Smedley talks to scientists and politicians leading the battle against air pollution, as well as the people whose lives have been affected by it, to find out what has happened to the air we breathe and, most importantly, what can be done about it.

    We have two copies of Clearing the Air to give away...

  • Photo: Bus user John

    Loneliness is a crisis, with millions of us feeling lonely often or all of the time. Transport is key to solving this problem. Tell us about your experiences and what can be done to ease loneliness in your community.

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Rail

The case for expanding the rail network
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Andrew Allen
05 Feb 2019

Fifty years after the Beeching Report led to the closure of 5,000 miles of rail track, rail travel is more popular than at any point since Victorian times. Yet, despite hundreds of reopenings being proposed, few reach construction, due in part to the lack of national oversight with identifying... Read more

Rail

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22 March 2019

Responding to new punctuality measures for train journeys published by the Rail Delivery Group today (22 March), Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign... Read more

Buses

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Darren Shirley
13 Mar 2019

Along with my colleagues at Campaign for Better Transport I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of our long-time friend Simon Norton.

Buses

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14 March 2019

According to the latest annual Bus Passenger Survey by independent watchdog, Transport Focus, almost nine in 10 bus passengers were satisfied with their... Read more

Roads

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Bridget Fox
14 Feb 2019

The common sense case for a ‘fix it first’ approach is strong, and now it seems policy makers are taking notice.

Roads

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Imagine a world where highways managers invested in making existing roads greener, rather than building new ones. Our new report ‘Roads and the Environment’, sponsored by the Rees... Read more

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Bridget Fox

Better transport

Manchester
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Bridget Fox
22 Mar 2019

Transport for the North's strategy, launched in February, sets out a bold vision for connecting the north. Has it got the right priorities to... Read more

Better Transport

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Earlier in the year we sent a Freedom of Information request to Highways England to find out how many critical incidents resulting in road closures of more than five hours on the strategic road... Read more

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Philippa Edmunds

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