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2007 July

  • 2 July 2007
    In an effort to say ‘good-bye’ to car-dependent train stations, Transport 2000 [1] today launched a competition to find the train stations in England and Wales that are most difficult to travel to [2]. The Government is due to publish the Local Transport Bill...

  • 9 July 2007
    In order to protect a nationally designated landscape, Transport 2000 [1] and CPRE [2] have today gone to court to challenge Dorset County Council`s decision to let the Weymouth Relief Road be built.

  • 11 July 2007
    Planning minister Baroness Andrews has granted an independent public inquiry into the controversial Westbury Bypass after lobbying by Transport 2000 [1] and other groups. The road scheme would pass in front of the famous Westbury White Horse and through a...

  • 11 July 2007
    Transport 2000 [1] has criticised the Government in response to today’s announcement [2] of fare increases at least 30% above inflation. The organisation argues that pricing people off the railway to combat overcrowding makes no environmental or economic...

  • 13 July 2007
    The Government’s long-term strategy for rail is expected in the next 10 days. Transport 2000 has prepared a press briefing outlining the context for the strategy, what it is likely to contain and the questions it is likely to leave unanswered.

  • 24 July 2007
    Transport 2000 [1] is pleased the Govermment has heeded the call of its rail mascot, Sardine Man [2], and the call of thousands of disgruntled commuters, and begun to take action to tackle overcrowding on the railways through its Rail White Paper, published...