• Making it easier to travel

    Making it easier to travel

    Our new assistance app will transform journeys for disabled rail passengers

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  • It’s time for bold reform of Britain’s railways

    It’s time for bold reform of Britain’s railways

    Our response to the government's announcement of the Williams Review

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  • Rail tourists do like to be beside the seaside

    Rail tourists do like to be beside the seaside

    South West’s iconic seaside towns are leading a £2 billion boost to the UK economy through rail tourism

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  • Making it easier to travel Making it easier to travel
  • It’s time for bold reform of Britain’s railways It’s time for bold reform of Britain’s railways
  • Rail tourists do like to be beside the seaside Rail tourists do like to be beside the seaside

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

  • Funding and profits

    • 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.
    • Freight operators’ profit margins range between 2.6% and 3.5%. [NOT SURE OF SOURCE FOR THIS STAT – KPMG?]
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