• Sophie travels to York by train

    Sophie travels to York by train

    Watch the second of three new films showcasing accessible rail journeys to some great British destinations.

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  • Valk report published

    Valk report published

    Read the independent report on the planning and timing of engineering works on the GB rail network

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  • Constituency rail map launched

    Constituency rail map launched

    Find out more about the stations, railway lines and rail freight terminals in your area.

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Work programmes

Franchising

Providing an in-depth review of common issues around both recent and future franchising competitions....

Freight

Providing strategic direction to the rail freight sector, whilst promoting its benefits to the UK eco...

Information & ticketing

Ensuring an excellent customer experience when purchasing tickets through the provision of clear, simp...

Transparency

Extending openness in the rail industry by making relevant data and information more accessible to ra...

Rolling stock

Bringing representatives of the rolling stock companies (ROSCOs) together with RDG representatives to...

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Facts & statistics

  • Benefitting Britain

    • Up to one third of the 4% average annual increase in rail journeys since the mid 1990s has come from the changes to the industry model; combined with growth in freight, this was worth as much as £7.2billion to the UK economy in 2013, according to Oxera.
    • Total freight volumes have increased by over 80%, from 13.5billion net tonne km in 1995 to 24.2billion net tonne km in 2013-14.
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