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Cut the cost of rail travel

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Fri 19 of Dec, 2014 10:08 GMT - (9047 Reads)
Passengers
If you spend more than £36 per month* on off-peak rail travel in the West Midlands, East Anglia, London or the South East then a Gold Card will save you money. Fares will be increasing on 2nd January but yours will go down if you get a Gold Card for Christmas!
* £27 per month if you buy in 2014.

Norfolk jam tomorrow

Author: Phil Smart - Published At: Thu 04 of Dec, 2014 10:35 GMT - (5862 Reads)
Campaigns
Railfuture welcomes the reference in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement to the long overdue upgrade to services on the Great Eastern Main Line (GEML), dubbed the ‘heritage line’ due to its 40 year old rolling stock!

Scotland Meeting Packed

Author: Allison Cosgrove - Published At: Thu 27 of Nov, 2014 18:47 GMT - (6775 Reads)
Scotland
Map showing the top 50 stations that Railfuture Scotland wants to see opened (or reopened) in the next few years.

Photo competition

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Tue 04 of Nov, 2014 09:41 GMT - (11935 Reads)
Miscellany
New class 68 No 68004, seen here at Peterborough, is working from Norwich to Doncaster while 66529 brings an empty stone train from March, bound for Mount Sorrel.

Scotland Moves Forward

Author: Jerry Alderson - Published At: Fri 10 of Oct, 2014 12:54 BST - (10389 Reads)
Scotland
Over 500 pupils from 13 primary schools across the Scottish Borders and Midlothian have had the chance to get hands-on engineering experience thanks to the Borders Railway ‘Bridges to Schools’ project, supported by the ICE

Pubsect franchises

Author: Jerry Alderson - Published At: Tue 30 of Sep, 2014 22:45 BST - (10593 Reads)
Passengers
London Overground train (operating as a concession granted by Transport for London) arriving at South Acton station.

Electrify Uckfield!

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Tue 02 of Sep, 2014 12:55 BST - (14404 Reads)
Campaigns
Hard-pressed commuters across northern England would get 44 modern Southern diesel carriages to relieve crowding as soon as two short routes in Kent and East Sussex are electrified.

Northern double whammy

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Tue 26 of Aug, 2014 19:30 BST - (10725 Reads)
Passengers
It could be argued that the subsidy quoted by the Department for Transport for passengers on Northern Rail services is helping to pay for infrastructure development such as Reading station, recently opened by the Queen but shown here under construction.

Fare Increase Viewpoint

Author: Jerry Alderson - Published At: Mon 25 of Aug, 2014 16:29 BST - (12674 Reads)
Miscellany
Graphic from the BBC web-site on day that RPI figures were published showing the relationship between rail fare increases in Britain (although actually the England-only increases for the last couple of years) and UK inflation over the last 26 years. The negative RPI on 2009 was caused by a huge drop in mortgage interest rates (which are excluded from CPI calculations).
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