Fair Fares Now

Fair Fares Now logoWe're calling for cheaper, fairer and simpler train fares...

The UK has some of the most expensive rail fares in the world but despite this fares are still continuing to rise year after year.

January 2014 will be the eleventh year in a row of above-inflation fare increases, meaning that fares are now increasing by almost twice the rate of incomes, outstripping increases in wages by nearly 14 per cent since 2007. 

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. 

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Image: Fair Fares Now protestOur Fair Fares Now campaign has a simple message to Government. We want cheaper, fairer and simpler train fares for all.

  • Cheaper - affordable rail fares, including peak times and turn-up-and-go tickets
  • Fairer - reliable services that aren't overcrowded
  • Simpler - straightforward tickets that make train travel simple

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 account and to pressure them into making changes. We have already had many campaign successes.

But we can't do it without you: please sign up to receive our Fair Fares Now updates and join our Fair Fares Now group on Facebook.

Last updated: 8 April 2014
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