• Cutting confusing rail jargon

    Cutting confusing rail jargon

    The rail industry is making tickets clearer as part of its plan to change and improve the fares system

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  • Regional checkpoints proposed for rail freight post-Brexit

    Regional checkpoints proposed for rail freight post-Brexit

    Creating Railway Customs Areas at rail freight terminals would avoid the need for a single border checkpoint

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  • Childrens' summer activity book launched

    Childrens' summer activity book launched

    The rail industry is committed to develop its future talent and a key part of this is encouraging young people to take up STEM subjects

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  • Cutting confusing rail jargon Cutting confusing rail jargon
  • Regional checkpoints proposed for rail freight post-Brexit Regional checkpoints proposed for rail freight post-Brexit
  • Childrens' summer activity book launched Childrens' summer activity book launched

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

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Facts & statistics

  • How we compare to Europe

    • Passengers rate Britain’s railway as the best major network in Europe, according to a survey of 26,000 people published by the European Commission.
    • Between 1998 and 2011, journeys per head of population increased by 53% in the UK compared to 22% growth in France and 16% growth in Germany and dipped in the Netherlands. 
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