• 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

  • Funding and profits

    • Average train company operating margins are 2.9%, 20% lower than in 1997/98.
    • Train operating company profits were £270m in 1997-98 in real terms and £250m in 2012-13; over the same period, money paid by operators to Government to reinvest in more and better services has increased 400%, from £390million to £1.96billion.
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