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Blog – Passenger Railway Challenge

  • 26 September 2018

    The interests of passengers and communities should be central to the Department for Transport’s major review of the railways. Train users and communities deserve a radical plan which delivers more reliable services, better ticketing and accountability when things go wrong.

  • 15 August 2018
    Woman boarding train

    Today we learned that regulated rail fares will go up by a massive hike of 3.2% in January 2019. Government regulated rail fares, that's things like season tickets and standard returns, make up almost half of all fares. They are the tickets many of us have to buy in order to get to work.

  • 11 July 2018
    What would make you travel on the railway more? 72% say 'more routes and stations'

    Way back in May we launched the Passenger Railway Challenge. It is our campaign to get the Government, train operators and the rail industry to offer the kind of experience passengers want and deserve.

  • 04 June 2018
    stationary train at  Halifax Station

    In this guest blog, Stephen Waring and Richard Lyson explain why rail users’ groups along the Calder Valley railway have joined forces to revive plans for electrification.

  • 02 May 2018

    When we launched our Fair Fares Now campaign back in 2011 we were staring down the barrel of three years of inflation plus three per cent fare rises. Largely due to the huge amount of media coverage we managed to secure through the campaign, the government backed down and dropped those...

  • 08 March 2018
    Station at sunset

    Rail’s strength is not just in moving people. It cuts carbon, supports communities, develops local economies and much else. The rail industry – and franchising in particular - must do more to understand, promote and develop these benefits. 

  • 12 February 2018

    The Government wants rail to be greener and cleaner. That’s great, but to make it happen we now need to see a consistent long-term plan. 

  • 02 January 2018

    Welcome back to work. Did you have a good Christmas and New Year? Oh by the way, your train ticket has gone up £150. 

  • 05 December 2017
    Photo: Campaigners and politicians hand in petition

    If you had passed the Department for Transport last Wednesday morning, you'd have seen a gaggle of senior politicians, campaigners, and a giant green train outside.

  • 01 December 2017

    The Government has published its new Strategic Vision for Rail, setting out policy on what the rail network should look like and how it is to be managed.

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