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?
More train carriages needed
written by: Anonymous
Responding to the latest passenger rail usage figures released today, 3 October, by the Office of Rail and Road, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:
written by: Darren Shirley
So, as it stands, in January rail fares will go up by 2.8 per cent - last month’s Retail Price Index (RPI) figure announced today. Commuters will be dismayed to be paying yet more again next year, not least as they endure weekly delays and cancellations and regular overcrowding on much of the network, but also because we were told RPI fare rises would be a thing of the past.
written by: Andrew Allen
The announcement that the Government intends to legislate for net zero emissions by 2050 has far reaching consequences for the transport sector. As the largest source of greenhouse gases, emissions from the sector rose between 2013 and 2017 and are higher now than they were in 1990. Meeting a net zero target will require concerted action on transport, and not just by swapping petrol and diesel road vehicles for electric ones.
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