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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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Budget 2014: The chancellor’s misguided belief in the economic power of road building has not gone away

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While statistics show economic growth, people’s day to day experience is of cuts to services, fare increases and deteriorating infrastructure.

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The day rail commuters hate

Today the Office for National Statistics publishes July’s inflation figures and we see how much train fares will go up from January next year.

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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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Annual rail hike takes effect and dampens start to new year

Further rail price hikes get the year off to a difficult start for many and meanwhile, the government remains entirely oblivious to the impact of its policies.

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Network Rail fat cats to trouser £1.7m in bonuses – as fares skyrocket 11%

Three Network Rail bosses, who already earn between £360,000 and £560,000, will receive £300,000 each in “golden handcuff” payments to keep them at the company.

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Rethinking rail: Greening should look to Europe and away from privatisation

Matt Dykes, the TUC’s public transport policy officer, calls on transport secretary Justine Greening to look to Europe for examples of how to run the railways.

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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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All signals are go for HS2

Alex Hern reports on transport secretary Justine Greening’s approval of HS2 High Speed Rail today.

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Serious concerns over transport commissioning – how will Greening respond?

Matt Dykes writes about the information revealed in the transport select committee’s report on the commissioning process for the Thameslink trains.

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