Railfuture in the news

Railfuture is frequently quoted by the media in newspapers, transport magazines, online and on radio and television.

Below are some recent examples of Railfuture being reported. If you know of any we've missed, then email media at railfuture.org.uk with details.


27th January - inews

In an article entitled "Greggs bacon rolls and mindfulness apps offered to train commuters in a bid to lure them back onto the railway", Railfuture spokesman Bruce Williamson is quoted:

“Any sweetener, I suppose, is nice but what we really need to address are the fundamentals which are the soaring cost of tickets and the quality of the service. If they want to attract commuters back to the railways we need reliable service for people to use. What is important is the quality of the product not the wrapping.”

27th January - Modern Railways

Railfuture director Roger Blake has a joint letter Back the Bideford bid in the February issue, co-signed with Cllr Tim Steer (Director of Bideford Railway Heritage Centre) leading the ACE Rail campaign, and Kevin Ball (OkeRail Executive).

23rd January - BBC One South

Railfuture director Stewart Palmer appears on the Politics South TV programme to criticise South Western Railway's level of service.

19th January - Hampshire Chronicle

The paper writes an article based on our press release. The article reads " A MAJOR rail operator has been slammed for reaching a "new low point" after introducing a reduced timetable. South Western Railway is now running fewer trains in Hampshire. It claims that its workforce has been slashed by Covid, with staff either testing positive or having to self isolate. But Railfuture, a national not-for-profit company campaigning for a bigger and better railway in Britain, called the decision a new low point ", before quoting Railfuture director Stewart Palmer.

A similar story appears in the Bournemouth Echo.

2nd January - LBC

Covid is causing staff shortages in many industries, including the railways. Railfuture spokesman Bruce Williamson is interviewed on Sky News, and a clip of that interview then appears in LBC's news bulletins. Listen here or download here.

Click HERE for previous examples of Railfuture in the media.

Media - For more information please contact:
Bruce Williamson, media spokesman
Tel: 0117 927 2954
Mobile: 07759 557389
Email: media at railfuture.org.uk

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