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Blog – Passenger Railway Challenge

  • 25 November 2009

    25 November 2009: In 2007, the Government promised 1300 extra train carriages to relieve overcrowding on the rail network. Yet all over the country, passengers are still packed in like sardines. Why are we waiting?

  • 25 November 2009

    25 November 2009: Blackpool South station is under threat. Please take a moment to tell the council why closing it would be a bad idea. [editor's note: This action has now closed]

  • 17 November 2009

    18 November 2009: We've published figures today which show how the Government's decision to change fares regulation is leaving people seriously out of pocket.

  • 13 November 2009

    13 November 2009: Later today the Government is taking over the East Coast rail franchise from National Express. We think this is a chance to improve things for passengers.

  • 27 October 2009

    27 October 2009: Blackpool Council has proposed that Blackpool South Railway Station should be closed, even though it is used by thousands of passengers.

  • 20 October 2009

    20 October 2009: Reopening the railway line between Skipton and Colne is high on almost everyone's agenda.

  • 16 October 2009

    16 October 2009: We've responded to an inquiry on light rail with suggestions for how we can get more trams in UK cities.

  • 07 October 2009

    7 October 2009: Last week, I travelled around the country to talk to passengers about our campaign to cut train fares.

  • 24 September 2009

    25 September 2009: I won't be in the office for a bit - I've bought a rail rover ticket and will be travelling around the UK for seven days to talk to passengers about our train fares campaign.

  • 26 August 2009

    26 August 2009: The Network Rail report published today raises serious questions about whether a high speed rail line is a good way of spending £34 billion. 

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