Blog – Passenger Railway Challenge
27 May 2010
27 May 2010: In opposition, the Conservatives criticised the Government for taking its time about ordering the 1300 extra train carriages it promised in 2007. Now it seems the orders are being delayed altogether.
20 May 2010
20 May 2010: The new Coalition agreement includes a commitment to 'fair pricing for rail travel'. Will the 'greenest Government ever' give us affordable fares?
30 April 2010
3 May 2010: We have joined with 50 other organisations to defend passengers from Government plans.
27 April 2010
27 April 2010: We've just told the train companies what we think they should do about fares.
23 April 2010
23 April 2010: We've spotted something very worrying. The Government wants to give train companies a financial incentive to cut services, and it's not even giving passengers a chance to have their say.
22 April 2010
22 April 2010: We've responded to four Government consultations, together with 20 other organisations, calling for rail passengers' interests to be protected in franchises.
15 April 2010
15 April 2010: Train companies are lobbying for more flexible franchises where they have more choice over what they provide. This could be really bad news for passengers. We need your help to stop serious cuts to services (Note: this action is now closed).
07 April 2010
7 April 2010: The Lib Dems have announced their plan to reopen lines across the country using money from the roads budget. We've been campaigning for line reopenings - they would give many more people the option of going green by taking the train.
29 March 2010
29 March: One down, two to go! The Liberal Democrats have responded to our campaign, promising to cut train fares if elected.
25 March 2010
25 March 2010: Passengers in Kent suffer more than anywhere else because the Government allows Southeastern to put up regulated fares 3% above inflation every year.