23 Aug '12, 10am

MPs from all parties are backing our call for fairer fares. Read our new blog.

22 August 2012: Our successful demonstration last week is already getting results. As a result of our successful demonstration on Tuesday 14 August, not only did the Transport Secretary say that she will be lobbying for the proposed fare rises to be decreased, a number of Conservative MPs also took up the issue and called on the government to drop its plans to increase rail fares by 3 per cent above inflation. Two years ago an online poll, conducted by YouGov for Campaign for Better Transport, suggested that rises in train fares could lead to seats changing parties at the next election with passengers expressing anger at high increases in train fares. This is still likely to be the case - anger felt by commuters over train fare increases could decide seats at the next election. The table attached highlights which MPs are particularly vulnerable to a commuter backlash Many ...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blogs/rail/marginal-sea...

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