• Rail review requires 'big conversation'

    Rail review requires 'big conversation'

    All voices must be heard - from trade unions, passenger groups, businesses, politicians and think-tanks to passengers themselves.

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  • 26-30 Railcard to go on sale nationwide by end of the year

    26-30 Railcard to go on sale nationwide by end of the year

    4 million people will be eligible to take advantage of 1/3 off their leisure journeys, for just £30 a year

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  • 25th anniversary of the 1993 Railways Act

    25th anniversary of the 1993 Railways Act

    Much progress has been made, but we recognise the railway must continue to change and improve

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  • Rail review requires 'big conversation' Rail review requires 'big conversation'
  • 26-30 Railcard to go on sale nationwide by end of the year 26-30 Railcard to go on sale nationwide by end of the year
  • 25th anniversary of the 1993 Railways Act 25th anniversary of the 1993 Railways Act

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

    • £3.9billion a year in tax is generated by the railway and its suppliers, returning to the public purse almost all of the £4billion that the government invests in rail.
    • 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.
    • Freight operators are carrying 88% more tonnes per train than in 2002-03.
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