• Rail companies launch joint plan to boost jobs, services and investment in south east London and Kent

    Rail companies launch joint plan to boost jobs, services and investment in south east London and Kent

    Working together, rail companies will invest more than £425m in the region’s railway by April 2019

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  • Rail freight: working for Britain

    Rail freight: working for Britain

    New report published showing the value of rail freight to the UK economy

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  • We want to make rail fares regulation fairer and simpler for our customers

    We want to make rail fares regulation fairer and simpler for our customers

    With 55 million different rail fares in the system, we’ve launched a public consultation with Transport Focus for #easierfares

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  • Rail companies launch joint plan to boost jobs, services and investment in south east London and Kent Rail companies launch joint plan to boost jobs, services and investment in south east London and Kent
  • Rail freight: working for Britain Rail freight: working for Britain
  • We want to make rail fares regulation fairer and simpler for our customers We want to make rail fares regulation fairer and simpler for our customers

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

  • Jun
    28
    2018
    IMECHE Railway Challenge 2018
  • Jul
    2
    2018
    COMPRAIL 2018: 16th International Conference on Railway Engineering Design & Operation
  • Jul
    11
    2018
    4th Annual UK Rail Station Development and Regeneration conference
More events

Facts & statistics

  • Funding and profits

    • At £4billion a year, government funding for the railway was the same in 2012-13 as in 1994-95 in real terms, the last full year of a publicly run railway.
    • Government funding per journey is £2.35, 29% lower than in the first full year of privatisation, and the same or lower than in nine of the last 12 years leading up to privatisation.
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