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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The government is showing the same type of contempt for the UK’s railways and communities that Beeching did all those years ago.
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.
IPPR North director Ed Cox explains why a proper transport strategy is needed to address the annual outcry about rail fare hikes.
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.
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.
Sophie Allain reveals the shocking disparity between British fares and those in the continent.
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.
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.
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.