27 July 2009: Our campaign to reduce rail fares received a massive boost after a Parliamentary Committee concluded that fares are too high.
Earlier this year I wrote to the Transport Select Committee about the cost of rail fares and the impact this was having on the environment. Their latest report, which you can read on the Parliament website, warns that the massive annual hike in fares (up to 11% for some tickets) is bad news for rail passengers.
The Committee agreed with us that longer franchises would encourage rail companies to invest in their network without the risk that another company would reap the rewards. They also want to keep the East Coast Mainline in Government hands to see whether state-owned railways could be better for passengers than those in private hands.
All in all a number of sensible recommendations. If you agree, why not join the fight for fairer fares?