Reports and Campaigns
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2 January 2013
As people prepare for the first day back to work, rail campaigners are today (Wednesday) warning that commuters face yet another year of inflation-busting fare increases and service cuts
16 August 2012
Privatisation is a Tory con! Since the railways were privatised they have been subsidised by £3 billion a year more than when they were state-owned. The collapse of Railtrack cost a further £20 billion...
9 May 2012
7% and 8%. That's how much bus and train fares went up in West Yorkshire this January, following above inflation increases of 6% at the beginning of 2011 on trains and increases of up to 20% on buses...
21 September 2011
Tory transport secretary Philip Hammond recently described Britain's railways as a "rich man's toy"...
29 June 2011
Research undertaken for the RMT transport union shows that passengers on privatised UK trains have to fork out £4.6 billion a year more than equivalent travellers in France, where railways remain publicly owned.
5 January 2011
RAIL PASSENGERS face a miserable start to the New Year as a result of massive price hikes imposed by the privately run train operating companies (TOCs), writes Dave Carr.
4 January 2011
Years come and go but this New Year's rail fares price rise saw another ceiling breached - the cost of a standard open return ticket from Carlisle to London Euston broke through the £300 barrier and now stands at £301-00, writes Craig Johnston, Carlisle.
16 June 2010
New rail lines: Proposals for a second high speed line (HS2) between London, Manchester and Leeds were announced earlier this year by the outgoing Labour government, at a cost of £30 billion, writes Mark Pickersgill.
13 January 2010
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has referred the UK bus industry to the Competition Commission because it has "evidence that limited competition between bus operators tends to result in higher prices and lower quality for bus users", writes Alistair Tice.
13 January 2010
Sheffield bus demo: AROUND 70 marchers braved the cold to join last Saturday's demonstration in Sheffield called by We Want Our Buses Back (WWOBB) to protest against First's 8% hike in bus fares, writes Alistair Tice.
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