Our successes

Meridian Water station under construction

Photo of the new Meridian Water station being constructed (with large crane in shot) in 2018. Railfuture supported closure of the barely-used nearby Angel Road station, which it effectivey replaces The new Meridian Water station being built to serve 10,000 new homes with a frequent service will replace the nearby Angel Road station where Railfuture has campaigned for a better service for many years because it has a peak-only service and convoluted pedestrian access.

Lower fare rises

Image On 15 August 2018 Secretary of State Chris Grayling stated that the lower CPI not RPI could be used to calculate future ticket price rises, and called for the rail industry to contain its costs so there is no additional burden on taxpayers - just what Railfuture have been campaigning for. Photo itv.com

Clearer tickets

Image Railfuture's campaign for clearly explained, value for money fares and tickets has its first success with the announcement by the Rail Delivery Group that rail industry jargon such as 'Any Permitted Route' and 'London Terminals' has been removed from tickets, making tickets easier for passengers to understand.

First phase of East West Rail opens

Oxford Parkway forecourt Following a thirty year Railfuture campaign for rail services linking the growth centres of Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge, the first phase opened on 25 October 2015 with the extension of Chiltern Railways services from Marylebone to Oxford Parkway.

Railfuture in the news: the press and media often seek our opinion as well as reporting our successes.

Local successes in 2017

See the centre spread of our Annual Review for the successes scored by our branches in 2017.

New stations

Railfuture campaigns have helped to open more than 400 new stations since 1960, making rail travel accessible to many more passengers.

New lines

Railfuture campaigns have helped to open over 950 km of new routes, supporting economic growth and providing new journey opportunities to passengers.

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