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  • Better transport brings us together

Better transport brings us together

This Christmas time, we’re celebrating the transport that brings us together: the buses at the heart of communities where neighbours meet and chat as they travel into town, and the trains that bring loved ones across the country to spend holiday time together.

Better transport can help to ease loneliness, as Janette told us:

"I live alone in a rural village but we have an hourly bus service which connects to a rail service, so if I'm feeling lonely I can visit the library, read newspapers, books, have lunch in the café. It is a fantastic resource. I have a senior bus pass and Railcard and the library is free so my small pension income does not prevent me from using the services."

Janette, Worcestershire

Campaign for Better Transport works for decent, affordable, accessible transport, so that we can all spend time with our communities, our friends and our families. We lobby national and local government to protect treasured bus services and reopen rail lines and stations. Where transport threatens to sever communities rather than bringing them together, we support local communities in pressing for better decisions. In Rimrose, Merseyside, for instance, a much-loved country park where people meet to play and picnic is under threat.

"Campaign for Better Transport has become an essential resource in our fight to stop a road through our local Country Park. We have made great strides, much of it due to the support and guidance of Campaign for Better Transport."

Stuart Bennett, Save Rimrose Valley

Campaign for Better Transport is a small charity facing some big issues. Sadly, many vital bus services are threatened by cuts, and rocketing fares mean our railways are out of reach for many people. But with your support we can protect and open up these precious links. As Neil told us, 

"I’m very lucky because I have good access to public transport, both bus and train. I have a bus pass and use it a lot. Every day I see older people using their bus passes, getting out to town or country and meeting people on the bus. I would like all people in the UK to have good public transport, particularly older people."

Neil Wells

If you agree with Neil and our supporters all over the country, please give the gift of better transport this Christmas by filling in the form above or setting up a direct debit. Thank you for helping us to bring people together.

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