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Bids open for new rail station fund reversing some Beeching cuts
from the BBC at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21192458January 2013 Last updated at 16:19.Bids open for new rail station fund Dr Beeching's 1965 report proposed cutting the rail network in order to stem financial lossesA new fund, which could see stations closed during the Beeching rail cuts...
Rail commuters hit by 4.2% average fare rise
From the BBC.....................Rail fares for season ticket holders have increased by an average of 4.2% as the annual price hike, announced in August, comes into effect.Overall, ticket prices have gone up by 3.9% in England, Wales and Scotland, but rises vary between train operators.The TUC...
'Firm but fair approach to fare dodgers' says ATOC
In response to the publication of the Passenger Focus report ‘Ticket to Ride?’ a spokesperson for the Association of Train Operating Companies said:“We recognise the concerns raised by the report and are already working on an industry-wide code of practice that will set out how operators...
Innocent rail passengers facing huge fare dodging penalties, watchdog warns
From: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/9280167/Innocent-rail-passengers-facing-huge-fare-dodging-penalties-watchdog-warns.htmlInnocent rail passengers facing huge fare dodging penalties, watchdog warnsInnocent rail passengers are being pressured by train operators...
High-peak rail fares may cost more
 High-peak rail fares may cost morePress Association – 8th March 2012 from: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/peak-rail-fares-increase-proposed-135524436.html Go to the link for video report. Rail passengers could fork out even more for "high-peak" fares at the heart of the...
London Overground passenger satisfaction soars following investment in capacity, trains and stations
London Overground today confirms its position as one of the best performing railways in the UK, with a 92 percent approval rating in the latest national passenger survey, up from 85 percent in autumn 2010."These high rates of passenger satisfaction are due to consistent, punctual operational...
ATOC responds to National Passenger Survey
Responding to the publication of the National Passenger Survey, Michael Roberts, Chief Executive of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), said:“Overall customer satisfaction remains at a record high level, though the survey results by route show that while there has been progress...
Passenger Focus publishes Official Statistics on passenger satisfaction with rail travel
Passenger Focus has published Official Statistics on passenger satisfaction with rail travel from the National Passenger Survey for Autumn 2011.•    Nationally the percentage of passengers satisfied with their journey overall was 84%. This is not significantly different compared...
HS2 COULD FREE UP SPACE FOR FASTER, MORE FREQUENT TRAINS ON BRITAIN'S BUSIEST RAIL LINE
Passengers on Britain’s busiest rail route could benefit from faster, more frequent trains, less crowding and better connections if the first phase of the proposed high-speed rail line between London and Birmingham goes ahead as planned.Those are the conclusions of a report published today by...
'Beat the train fares rise' says MoneySavingExpert.com
Rail fares rise by an average of 5.9% today, but some commuters will find their season tickets soar by almost 11%.Compared with January 2011 prices, the cost of a Chester to Crewe annual season ticket goes up 10.6% as does a season ticket for travel between Llandudno and Bangor in Gwynedd.Some...

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