Rail blogs from 2010
06 December 2010
6 December 2010: Evidence that punitive fare hikes will force commuters to drive to work has dealt yet another blow to the Government’s promise of fair pricing in rail travel.
23 November 2010
23 November 2010: It's Government policy to encourage more people to take the train – but, as the Government is well aware, astronomical fare rises will do just the opposite.
09 November 2010
November 9 2010: The news that the Government is set to miss all of its targets to tackle overcrowding by a wide margin will further enrage put-upon commuters.
22 October 2010
October 22 2010: The eye-watering fare rises announced on Wednesday are the single most hated policy announced in the spending review.
21 October 2010
October 21 2010: The axe has finally fallen, and unfortunately it’s not good news for train fares. Under plans unveiled in yesterday’s spending review announcement, fares will skyrocket from 2012, with many season tickets being over £1,000 more expensive by 2015.
15 October 2010
15 October 2010: We’ve told the Government that train companies must not be given a freer hand at the expense of quality services for passengers.
05 October 2010
5 October 2010: We’ve launched a final push to prevent record-breaking train fare rises as part of the Spending Review.
20 September 2010
20 September 2010: A parliamentary motion recognising the importance of getting freight off the roads and onto the railway has already attracted great cross-party support from MPs – but we need your help to make the most impact.
02 September 2010
2 September 2010: Thousands have joined us in pressing the Government to make affordable train fares a priority – and our efforts are getting noticed.
16 August 2010
16 August 2010: Cries of outrage at the Government’s refusal to rule out 8% train fare rises went out across the airwaves today, and I joined passengers in expressing my disappointment.