Day of Action on Fares

Close up of UK train ticket on top of banknotes 2008. Image shot 2008. Exact date unknown.

On Tuesday 13th August Together for Transport will be supporting the National Day of Action on Fares that has been organised by the TUC’s Action for Rail Campaign. August 13th marks the publication of the July Retail Prices Index (RPI) figure which forms the basis of fare rises from January 2014. Those fare rises will…

A Ghost Train visits Hackney Wick

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Together for Transport activists joined the TSSA at Hackney Wick station in East London, to speak to passengers about the threats to ticket offices around the country.

Urgent: demand lower train fares now!

Train Tickets

There are only a few days remaining to tell the Government we want lower rail fares, before they publish their Fares and Ticketing Review.

FareFail: join our tour of the most expensive commutes!

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The list of the ten London commutes where train fares have risen the most dramatically was revealed. It comes on the back of ten consecutive years of above inflation fares that have pushed family budgets to breaking point. In response, the FareFail coalition has launched a ‘tour’ of the South East, each week visiting a…

Feeling the love for lower rail fares

Thanks to everyone who came out this morning to show their support for the FareFail campaign and for an end to runaway train fares.

14 February – action stations!

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Find out if the campaign against high train fares is coming to a railway station near you this Thursday!

Train fares rise three times faster than cost of living

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The Evening Standard reports today on new research that shows that fares on some of the busiest routes have risen up to three times faster than the cost of living since privatisation. A Top 10 chart of the most expensive city journeys shows the soaring cost of rail travel since John Major’s Conservative government voted…

Love Trains: Hate High Fares!

Kick off Valentine’s Day with our action for low fares. On 2 January, rail fares soared above inflation for the tenth year running. They have increased almost three times faster than wages and are now 26% higher than they were before the recession. Is it any wonder we pay more than anywhere else in Europe?…

Profiting from the fares misery

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Whilst millions of rail passengers had a nasty shock last week, returning from their holidays to find that rail fares have been hiked above inflation for the tenth year running, it hasn’t been doom and gloom for everyone. The Daily Mail reports that First Group boss Tim O’Toole stands to do very well this this…

Fare rises – media round-up

Our round-up of the best media coverage of the 2 January fares rise and the #FareFail coalition actions!