Transport 2000 to lobby commuters for rail card push

Transport 2000 is urging travellers to bombard the Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) with requests for national rail cards – although no such cards exist.

The campaign involves printing 10,000 mock national rail card application forms, some of which will be left for passengers to collect from railway stations. Others will be distributed through unions and passenger groups.

The effort is part of a campaign to support transport secretary Alistair Darling’s recent call for such a card.

Communications manager at the pressure group Steve Hounsham said: ‘Darling’s move was a significant step forward, but we need to demonstrate there is a significant demand for such a thing. Getting people to fill in [applications] is a graphic way to show the SRA how many people would be interested.’

Transport 2000 is asking passengers to send completed forms back to the group, which will forward them to the SRA.

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