A manifesto for a bigger, better railway
Key issues for the new parliament in 2015 are the economy, education and skills training, social inclusion and health. Provision of a growing and effective transportation system and investment in transport infrastructure are highly effective ways of addressing these key issues.
Railfuture, through its branches located throughout the UK has kept in touch with important transport issues both nationally and locally. Railfuture’s 2020 Vision, written by Ian Brown CBE, represents a distillation of the electorate’s wishes and expectations for a developing railway for the UK, for delivery during the life of the new parliament.
This Manifesto for Rail is therefore offered as a piece of research into what constituents are saying about railways beneath the headlines, which has become even more relevant since the government has reset the rail development programme. Download it here.
RailfutureRailfuture is the UK's leading independent organisation campaigning for better rail services for passengers and freight. Railfuture is a voluntary group representing rail users, with 20,000 affiliated and individual members. It is not affiliated to or funded by train companies, political parties or trade unions, and uses one-member one-vote democracy.
Railfuture campaigns for cheap and convenient rail services for everyone; better links for buses, bikes and pedestrians; policies to get more heavy lorries on to rail; new lines, stations and freight terminals – a better rail service and a bigger rail system for both passengers and freight. Our volunteer members in branches and around 300 local rail user groups campaign to get stations and lines reopened, and services and facilities improved, for the benefit of the community, economy and environment.
Over the past 50 years we have played a major part in getting over 370 new and reopened stations and over 500 miles of route to join the network.
Apply to join our campaign today - click Join Now using your credit/debit card via PayPal.
Working with RailfutureAs well as organising the annual national conference for rail users and user groups, Railfuture works at local and national level with train operators and other stakeholders to secure a better railway. Railfuture makes awards to campaigners from its Fighting Fund to bring about improvements. Awards have been given, for example, for publicity initiatives and feasibility studies.
Join Us - Become a MemberIf you would like to join our campaign for a rail future please go to the Join Us page to apply for membership. It is just £18 (concessions available) which provides four all-colour magazines a year plus more. If you have any questions or comments you can contact us at info at railfuture.org.uk. Together we can work towards a Railfuture!
The independent campaign for a better passenger and freight rail network
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