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Rail blogs from 2009

  • 04 December 2009

    4 December 2009: The Government wants to increase penalty fares from £20 to £50 - but it doesn't always make it easy for people to buy a ticket.

  • 02 December 2009
    Lord Adonis meets campaigners

    2 December 2009: Earlier this year, we met Lord Adonis at York station and asked him to cut train fares. It seems he was listening.

  • 25 November 2009

    25 November 2009: In 2007, the Government promised 1300 extra train carriages to relieve overcrowding on the rail network. Yet all over the country, passengers are still packed in like sardines. Why are we waiting?

  • 25 November 2009

    25 November 2009: Blackpool South station is under threat. Please take a moment to tell the council why closing it would be a bad idea. [editor's note: This action has now closed]

  • 17 November 2009

    18 November 2009: We've published figures today which show how the Government's decision to change fares regulation is leaving people seriously out of pocket.

  • 13 November 2009

    13 November 2009: Later today the Government is taking over the East Coast rail franchise from National Express. We think this is a chance to improve things for passengers.

  • 27 October 2009

    27 October 2009: Blackpool Council has proposed that Blackpool South Railway Station should be closed, even though it is used by thousands of passengers.

  • 20 October 2009

    20 October 2009: Reopening the railway line between Skipton and Colne is high on almost everyone's agenda.

  • 16 October 2009

    16 October 2009: We've responded to an inquiry on light rail with suggestions for how we can get more trams in UK cities.

  • 07 October 2009

    7 October 2009: Last week, I travelled around the country to talk to passengers about our campaign to cut train fares.