More services

  • Between 1997-98 and 2013-14, the number of planned services has increased by 28%, up to 7.27million from 5.69million.
  • Passenger journeys per train company employee have increased 39% since 1997-98.

Fairer fares

  • Up to 2004, the Government set the average change in regulated fares at RPI-1; from 2004 to 2013 this changed to RPI+1 to switch a greater proportion of rail costs from taxpayers to passengers.
  • The average price of a season ticket is £2,386, equivalent to £4.97 per journey.

Fairer fares

  • Discounting by train companies has contributed to the number of train journeys doubling since the mid-1990s. In 2012-13, 47% of passenger revenue came from discounted tickets, up from 36% in 2002-3.
  • Where they have freedom to set fares, operators have attracted increasing numbers of passengers with discounted tickets.  In 2012-13, 47% of passenger revenue came from discounted tickets, up from 36% in 2002-3.

Keeping Britain on the move

  • Network Rail’s costs per train mile have fallen 46% since 2003-04.
  • Changes to planning rail improvement work can deliver up to £1bn of savings and benefits.
  • 22% more carriages in 2013-14 as compared to 1996-97.

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