11 March 2010
Commuters at Clapham Junction station will be asked to sign up for cheaper fares Monday 15 March . Campaigners wearing giant train tickets will talk to passengers and give out campaign postcards.
MPs from all three main parties have already signed up to the campaign’s call for a review of rail fares . Campaign for Better Transport is calling on the MP and parliamentary candidates in Battersea to do the same.
Richard Hebditch, the group’s Campaigns Director said: “Passengers at Clapham Junction know that train fares are far too high [3,4,5]. If politicians want to reduce traffic and cut carbon emissions, they need to make the green option the easy option.”
Notes to editors:
 Campaign for Better Transport will be outside Clapham Junction station from 4.30 – 6pm on Monday 15 March 2010.
 Train fares have risen by 13% in real terms since 1997. (Hansard, 5 Feb 2010 : Column 534W.)
 Only 45% of passengers are satisfied with the value for money of their rail ticket. (Passenger Focus, National Passenger Survey, Autumn 2009.)
 High fares are passengers’ top priority for improvement. (Passenger Focus, Passengers’ priorities for improvements in rail services, July 2007.)