Text Size

Current Size: 100%

Save our buses

Fair Fares Now

Roads to Nowhere

Our successes in numbers, 2017 (text version)

This is the text version of our 'Successes 2017' infographic.

In 2017, with your help, Campaign for Better Transport...

Won an upgrade to the Felixstowe-Ipswich line for freight trains which will remove 840 lorries from the A14 each day.

£220 million
Successfully called for a Clean Air Fund in the 2017 Budget.

Helped persuade Highways England to drop its plan to build nearly 4km of new road through the South Downs National Park east of Lewes.

Chaired a bus alliance in Liverpool that increased young people's bus use by 142% in three years. The Bus Services Act could enable more such successes.

Five new rail stations will be opened thanks to the New Stations Fund, which was our idea.

Gathered the views of 120 local transport campaigners and fed them into Transport for the North's Strategic Transport Plan. 

£64 million
Government announced a £64 million Access Fund to help job-seekers access work and training by bus or bike - investment that we called for.

Wrote a comprehensive guide to getting a rail line reopened; 494 local rail campaigners have requested free copies.

When the Sunday bus service to Bodiam Castle (built 1385) was withdrawn our East Sussex group successfully restored it.

Helped get more than 10K people to respond to the consultation on the South Eastern rail franchise - leading to a better plan for passengers.

A 60-metre long pedestrian and cycle bridge was built over the M5 after we called for Highways England to fund a 'green retrofit' of existing roads.

Thank you for your support! With your help we can do even more this year.