Rail blogs from 2013
05 December 2013
5 December 2013: Today Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement and gave rail commuters some long awaited good news.
21 November 2013
21 November 2013: As a rail fares campaigner it is rare to hear good news, so how refreshing to see that Wales and Scotland are both taking steps to make train fares more affordable.
09 October 2013
9 October 2013: The Government's review of rail fares contains some welcome initiatives, but overall does not go far enough. In particular, the big decision about above inflation fares increases sees no change of policy. The result will be millions of rail commuters continuing to see ticket...
16 September 2013
16 September 2013: The next three weeks is ‘political season’ as the first of the three main party conferences kicked off at the weekend. Expect long speeches, the odd gaffe and the trickle of semi-interesting news escaping from the conference bubble over the next three weeks.
13 August 2013
13 August 2013: Today the Government has announced that regulated train fares will increase by a huge 4.1% in the next round of fares increases from January 2014. The current formula used by the Government where they take the Retail Price Index inflation figure of 3.1% and then add 1% means that...
23 July 2013
23 July 2013: This week we received a response from the government following the hand in of our Fair Fares Now petition.
16 July 2013
16 July 2013: Today we made our way along Horseferry Road to the Department for Transport to hand in our Fair Fares Now petition calling on the Government to name a date to end above inflation annual fare increases.
11 July 2013
11 July 2013: In March 2012 the government published its consultation on Fares and Ticketing and promised to end above inflation fare rises once they had taken the time to identify efficiency savings on the costs of running the railways.
28 June 2013
28 June 2013: There were not many 'winners' in this week's Spending Round, but we now know that rail users and commuters are some of the biggest losers as the Government committed to more inflation busting annual fare rises. This means the RPI+1 formula of fare increases is here to stay for the...
22 May 2013
22 May 2013: This week we passed the landmark of 5,000 signatures on our vital Fair Fares Now petition!