The Government that promised us fair fares when it came to power is planning big fare hikes, and failing to tackle overcrowding. That's not smart, it's not green, and it's definitely not fair.
We already have some of the most expensive train fares in the world, but each January they rise even further. Fares are set to rise by 24% by 2015 - that's more than £1,000 for some season tickets.
We know that high ticket prices are the main reason why more people don't take the train. So if we're to tackle climate change and cut congestion we need cheaper train fares.
Fair Fares Now is our campaign for cheaper, simpler, fairer train fares.
Fair Fares Now is calling for:
If this sounds like a fair deal to you, join our campaign!
We're focusing our campaign on the Government, because it has the power to make fares fair: the Government regulates most fares and sets the terms for the rest of fares and services through contracts with train companies.
We have the power to hold the Government to its promise: eight out of ten people oppose its planned fare increases, 74 MPs support our call for fairer fares, and Michael Palin is just one supporter backing the campaign.
But we can't do it without you: visit the Fair Fares Now website and join the campaign!
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