• Rail industry leaders back latest steps by Southern

    Rail industry leaders back latest steps by Southern

    To help passengers affected by disruption to its services

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  • New exhibition commemorates the Somme

    New exhibition commemorates the Somme

    Highlighting rail’s decisive role during World War I’s deadliest battle

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  • Recognising innovation in cycle-rail

    Recognising innovation in cycle-rail

    Cycle-Rail Awards 2016 now open for entries and nominations

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  • Rail industry leaders back latest steps by Southern Rail industry leaders back latest steps by Southern
  • New exhibition commemorates the Somme New exhibition commemorates the Somme
  • Recognising innovation in cycle-rail Recognising innovation in cycle-rail

Our 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

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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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