• The future for rail

    The future for rail

    Read Chris Burchell's keynote speech from the National Rail Conference 15 June 2017

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  • Paul Plummer in RAIL magazine

    Paul Plummer in RAIL magazine

    Our CEO challenges the recent claims that the privatisation of the rail industry has increased its running costs

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  • Forgot your railcard?

    Forgot your railcard?

    Railcard holders can now get a one-time refund on the new ticket they had to buy because they forgot their card

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  • The future for rail The future for rail
  • Paul Plummer in RAIL magazine Paul Plummer in RAIL magazine
  • Forgot your railcard? Forgot your railcard?

Travelling by rail?

Find out how to buy a ticket, where your fare goes, and what we are doing to improve ticketing

Discover the range of Railcards that can get you discounts on train travel, if you meet the conditions

How we are improving stations and their facilities, and linking up the train with bus and bike services

Rail events

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Facts & statistics

  • Benefitting Britain

    • Passenger rail services performed with markedly more resilience during the most recent economic downturn than in previous recessions with journeys increasing by 5% while the economy shrunk by around 6%. In previous recessions rail journeys dipped further than GDP or effectively stopped growing.
    • Each year, the five major freight operators transport goods worth over £30billion.
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