• Britain's future, Britain's railway

    Britain's future, Britain's railway

    We have published an ambitious blueprint for better services, journeys and value on the nation’s railway

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  • Freight Britain

    Freight Britain

    Rail freight now contributes an estimated £1.6 billion worth of benefits to Britain's economy every year

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  • World War I rail workers remembered

    World War I rail workers remembered

    An exhibition honours the vital contribution made by the railway and those who worked on it, 100 years on

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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 rai...

Rolling stock

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

Travelling by rail?

Try the National Rail Enquiries website to help you plan your journey

See if you are eligible for a Railcard, to get discounts on train travel

The Disability Onboard website has advice for disabled passengers and their carers

Rail events

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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