Blog – Passenger Railway Challenge
09 April 2014
9 April 2014: Thanks to everyone who replied to our recent question "What do you want us to campaign for?"
05 March 2014
5 March 2014: This week the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) launched the first new railcard for 30 years.
02 January 2014
2 January 2014: As millions of us return from our Christmas breaks today many of you would have bought or renewed your rail season tickets and been hit with yet another huge annual fare increase. With fares increasing by an average of 2.8 per cent and by as much as 5.1 per cent on some routes,...
05 December 2013
5 December 2013: Today Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement and gave rail commuters some long awaited good news.
21 November 2013
21 November 2013: As a rail fares campaigner it is rare to hear good news, so how refreshing to see that Wales and Scotland are both taking steps to make train fares more affordable.
09 October 2013
9 October 2013: The Government's review of rail fares contains some welcome initiatives, but overall does not go far enough. In particular, the big decision about above inflation fares increases sees no change of policy. The result will be millions of rail commuters continuing to see ticket...
16 September 2013
16 September 2013: The next three weeks is ‘political season’ as the first of the three main party conferences kicked off at the weekend. Expect long speeches, the odd gaffe and the trickle of semi-interesting news escaping from the conference bubble over the next three weeks.
13 August 2013
13 August 2013: Today the Government has announced that regulated train fares will increase by a huge 4.1% in the next round of fares increases from January 2014. The current formula used by the Government where they take the Retail Price Index inflation figure of 3.1% and then add 1% means that...
23 July 2013
23 July 2013: This week we received a response from the government following the hand in of our Fair Fares Now petition.
16 July 2013
16 July 2013: Today we made our way along Horseferry Road to the Department for Transport to hand in our Fair Fares Now petition calling on the Government to name a date to end above inflation annual fare increases.