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Rail blogs from 2021 December

  • 17 December 2021
    Photo: passengers alighting from train

    Today we learnt that rail fares will rise by 3.8 per cent in March. This is bad news not just for travellers – some commuters will be asked to stump up hundreds of pounds more for their season tickets – but also for the environment. Because the danger is that many people will choose to drive...

  • 07 December 2021
    train passengers embarking

    The most striking element of the recent Integrated Rail Plan was the reception it received. Here was the government committing itself to a huge £96 billion investment in rail - “the biggest ever public investment in Britain’s rail network” - and it was almost universally slated, particularly by...

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