• A blueprint for age of the digital train

    A blueprint for age of the digital train

    Setting out the current challenges facing the railway – and how technology will help address them

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  • Clearer, simpler ticket choices

    Clearer, simpler ticket choices

    Trials could lead to most radical overhaul of fares system for more than 30 years

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  • Rail staff travel facilities

    Rail staff travel facilities

    Information for current and retired rail workers

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  • Rail staff travel facilities Rail staff travel facilities

Work programme

Today's railway

Improving punctuality, reliability and value for money . . ....

Customer experience

Modernising ticketing and improving door-to-door journeys ....

Industry reform

Improving industry structures to enable excellence . . . . ....

Tomorrow's railway

Better planning for the railway's future . .  .  ....

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

  • 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.
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