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Rail fares rise by 250% since privatisation

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Some rail fares in Britain have risen by as much as 250 per cent since British Rail was privatised, according to research by the TSSA transport union.

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Dr Beeching may be dead but his spirit lives on

The government is showing the same type of contempt for the UK’s railways and communities that Beeching did all those years ago.

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HS2 holds great potential, but the government must ensure all our railways are fit for the future

The High Speed Rail project holds great potential, but to make the most of that investment, the government must ensure all our railways are fit for the future.

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Why a proper transport strategy is needed to address the annual outcry about rail fare hikes

IPPR North director Ed Cox explains why a proper transport strategy is needed to address the annual outcry about rail fare hikes.

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Two decades on, Labour consider returning the railways to public ownership

Labour support a new report, backed by major trade unions, which calls for the renationalisation of Britain’s railways to tackle rising fares and poor service.

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Network Rail must be mutualised to ensure good governance for the future

Joe Fortune calls for Network Rail to be mutualised, in an effort to ensure not only short-term good management, but long-term good governance.

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Rip-off Britain: Our train fares are triple those on the continent

Sophie Allain reveals the shocking disparity between British fares and those in the continent.

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The railways: Yet another broken market in the UK

The price of train travel is being pushed up by government trying to wean the industry off subsidies – an outdared policy from the boom times.

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There are concerns with High Speed Rail but it’s still worth doing

For all the legitimate concerns with High Speed Rail, it’s still worth pressing ahead with, writes Richard George, roads and climate campaigner at the Campaign for Better Transport.

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Tory high-speed rail attack backfires

David Cameron & Boris Johnson clashed over high-speed rail today, with the Mayor insisting more research was needed in to the Tories’ plans for a Heathrow link.

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