Rail blogs from 2009
24 September 2009
25 September 2009: I won't be in the office for a bit - I've bought a rail rover ticket and will be travelling around the UK for seven days to talk to passengers about our train fares campaign.
26 August 2009
26 August 2009: The Network Rail report published today raises serious questions about whether a high speed rail line is a good way of spending £34 billion.
20 August 2009
20 August 2009: Passengers have a hard time trying to get the cheapest ticket, according to a report released today.
18 August 2009
18 August 2009: The Government is pretending it's being tough on train companies by sticking to the RPI+1% formula for regulated train fares.
13 August 2009
13 August 2009: Many passengers travelling on First Great Western trains to and from London will be paying 20% more from September.
05 August 2009
5 August 2009: Transport Secretary Lord Adonis has said rail journeys should replace short-haul flights, and is planning a high speed rail line to achieve this. We're delighted the Government has realised that many plane journeys should be made by train instead.
27 July 2009
27 July 2009: Our campaign to reduce rail fares received a massive boost after a Parliamentary Committee concluded that fares are too high.
20 July 2009
20 July 2009: If you visit many European cities, you will see quiet, clean, frequent trams instead of cars hooting at each other. But in this country, we only have a few trams because Government guidance makes it very hard to introduce them.
14 July 2009
15 July 2009: We're glad the Government has put out a strategy today for reducing carbon in the transport sector. But it seems to think business as normal can continue, with a bit of tweaking. It’s wrong: carbon emissions won’t fall if it continues with plans to build roads, expand airports,...
01 July 2009
1 July 2009: The Government is setting up a publicly owned company to run trains on the East Coast mainline by the end of the year, because National Express cannot meet its franchise commitments. This is a chance for Government to learn lessons and try to improve things for passengers. We’ve got...