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Blog – Passenger Railway Challenge

  • 01 July 2009

    1 July 2009: The Government is setting up a publicly owned company to run trains on the East Coast mainline by the end of the year, because National Express cannot meet its franchise commitments. This is a chance for Government to learn lessons and try to improve things for passengers. We’ve got...

  • 12 June 2009

    15 June 2009: A new report agrees with us: in traffic-clogged towns around the country, people are desperate for a railway line that would give them a real alternative to driving.

  • 12 June 2009

    11 June 2009: A tram scheme in Nottinghamshire is under threat because the newly elected Conservative councillors want to cut the Council's funding for it.

  • 28 May 2009

    1 June 2009: Caught on camera: When trains and planes fight for our business, planes fight nasty. It's not a fair fight.

  • 08 May 2009

    8 May 2009: The Independent has publicised a fact we've been highlighting for some time now: since Labour came to power, public transport fares have risen while the cost of motoring has fallen, undermining attempts to cut carbon emissions.

  • 30 April 2009

    30 April 2009: The recession is no excuse for service cuts and higher fares - let's tell the Government to get its act together.

  • 18 April 2009
    Photo: Lord Adonis listening to our request to cut train fares

    19 April 2009: Yesterday, the Rail Minister told me he’d love for train fares to be cheaper.

  • 09 April 2009

    10 April 2009: Keep your eyes peeled for an unusual train sighting. Rail Minister Lord Adonis is about to begin a six-day train trip around the country to see the railways at first hand – ending up in York on the weekend (according to The Times). 

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