Rail blogs from 2014
22 October 2014
Guest blogger and rail fares expert Barry Doe describes the confusing - and potentially illegal - situation on Northern Rail's evening peak fares
07 September 2014
Today we heard the unexpected but very welcome news that the Government will hold fare increases at inflation from 2015 following the same move this year.
02 September 2014
In October 2013, the Government published its Rail Fares and Ticketing Review in which it pledged to introduce a trial of flexible ticketing for part-time workers by 2015. As we near the end of 2014 there has still been no official announcement regarding flexible ticketing. Here we invite Julie...
19 August 2014
Today it was confirmed that fares are increasing by four times the rate of average salaries.
14 August 2014
This week, Northern Rail made the surprise announcement that they are introducing higher peak fares for the evening rush hour. This is not only unfair for many passengers across the north of England, but it could have repercussions for the cost of rush hour traffic right across the network. From...
17 July 2014
The Office of Rail Regulation (the ORR) today explained that it's inviting suggestions on what data it should gather from rail operating companies in order to monitor their Complaints Handling Procedures (CHPs) and their Disabled People's Protection Policies (DPPPs). These are important...
11 June 2014
Today we have launched a campaign for cheaper train tickets for part-time workers. Together with a broad coalition of women’s groups, charities, and NGOs including Working Families we are sending a loud and clear message to the Government that we need cheaper rail travel for the country’s...
09 May 2014
Yesterday the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), the newish incarnation of the Association of Train Operating Companies, sent out a press release claiming that "the average price of £5.12p paid for a train journey is the same now as it was 20 years ago."
10 April 2014
10 April 2014: Yesterday the Department for Transport released results of a yearlong trial which allowed senior and disabled concessionary bus pass holders to receive discounted rail fares on selected routes, without a railcard. Showing a concessionary pass entitled rail users to a 33 per cent...
09 April 2014
9 April 2014: Thanks to everyone who replied to our recent question "What do you want us to campaign for?"