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Campaign for Better Transport - Articles and news items

The challenges of rail franchising

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 23 May 2017 /

Stephen Joseph at Campaign for Better Transport discusses challenges faced in rail franchising and research CfBT has undertaken on this.

New report emphasises the need for change in rail franchising

Rail industry news / 9 May 2017 /

A new report says that while franchising looks successful, in practice the system is vulnerable to an economic slowdown.

Campaign group supports TfL’s bid to manage London’s suburban rail routes

Rail industry news / 14 October 2016 /

Campaign for Better Transport has given is backing to a bid that will see Transport for London (TfL) take over London’s suburban rail routes.

Rail passengers to benefit from improved rights on delay compensation

Rail industry news / 1 October 2016 /

From 01 October, rail passengers in the UK will benefit from improved rights on delay compensation following the introduction of the new National Rail Conditions of Travel which is in line with the Consumer Rights Act.

Call for part-time season tickets following annual rail fare increase

Rail industry news / 16 August 2016 /

Campaign for Better Transport has called for the introduction of part-time season tickets following today’s annual rail fare increase.

Campaign for Better Transport responds to the appointment of new government rail minister

Rail industry news / 20 July 2016 /

Campaign for Better Transport has commented on the appointment of Paul Maynard MP as the new government rail minister.

Campaign for Better Transport comments on appointment of the new Transport Secretary

Rail industry news / 14 July 2016 /

Campaign for better Transport gives reaction on the appointment of Chris Grayling as the new Transport Secretary.

Transport group slams Minister’s comment on introducing smart ticketing by 2017

Rail industry news / 5 January 2016 /

Campaign for Better Transport gives reaction following Rail Minister Claire Perry’s comments on introducing paperless smart ticketing for rail passengers by 2017.