20 October 2009: Reopening the railway line between Skipton and Colne is high on almost everyone's agenda.
Conference to push for rail reopening
written by: Darren Shirley
The annual rail fare rise has become an unwelcome start to each new year as millions of us return to work after the Christmas break. But this year's average fare rise of 3.1 per cent (3.2 per cent for season tickets) will have left many passengers wondering what on earth they are paying for after a record year for delays, cancellations and overcrowding.
written by: Alice Ridley
A new independent rail ombudsman has been launched to intervene when passengers feel let down by train companies. We welcomed its introduction because we know that far too often passengers don’t feel their complaints against rail companies are resolved satisfactorily, but until now there was no way to appeal the train company’s decision.
written by: Philippa Edmunds
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is urging Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State for Transport, to do more to cut transport sector carbon emissions to avoid undermining legally binding targets in the Climate Change Act. Transport is the only sector whose emissions grew between 2012 and 2017 and is responsible for 28 per cent of overall UK carbon dioxide emissions. In 2017, HGVs were responsible for 17 per cent of emissions whilst only accounting for five per cent of miles driven. The CCC stated that the Department for Transport Freight Carbon Review identified "little concrete action" on HGV and freight efficiency and said that the Government should reduce emissions from freight by shifting freight from road to rail.
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