Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, writes that the UK’s transport system is currently failing to deliver a fully integrated network and that rail’s integration with other modes of transport is crucial for unlocking the potential of the country’s passenger and rail freight network.
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This issue includes articles about keeping railways operational during the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of aerial visual and thermal imaging techniques to monitor Britain's rail infrastructure, improving India’s rail network with state-of-the-art technology, an In-Depth Focus on Level Crossing Safety, plus much more.
A new report by Campaign for Better Transport stated the ‘transformative’ investment in the Virgin High Frequency (VHF) timetable has underpinned growth.
Reflecting on the recent difficult times for Britain’s railways, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, explores the opportunities that could lead from the governments ‘root and branch’ review of rail, the implications of Brexit and recognising that the most important part of the railway is its passengers.
"This independent ombudsman will make sure passengers are heard and that they get a fair deal when train companies fall short.”
Transport for London (TfL) have announced that Elizabeth line pay-as-you-go fares within Zones 1-6 will be the same as the fares on existing TfL services, ensuring affordable travel for millions of Londoners when the railway opens through central London in December 2018.
New statistics reveal how significant the rail industry is to the UK economy, with billions of pounds and thousands of jobs generated each year…
New report states that the UK needs to learn from other countries when developing its railway stations
A new report has revealed that the UK has a lot to learn from other counties when it comes to developing its railway stations.
Campaigners are calling for a rail fares freeze as next year’s fares rise is announced.
16 August 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
Campaign for Better Transport has called for the introduction of part-time season tickets following today’s annual rail fare increase.
20 July 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
Campaign for Better Transport has commented on the appointment of Paul Maynard MP as the new government rail minister.
14 July 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
Campaign for better Transport gives reaction on the appointment of Chris Grayling as the new Transport Secretary.
5 January 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
Campaign for Better Transport gives reaction following Rail Minister Claire Perry’s comments on introducing paperless smart ticketing for rail passengers by 2017.