• Most transparent punctuality measures in Europe

    Most transparent punctuality measures in Europe

    As part of the industry’s drive to improve services for the long-term, we're reporting the proportion of trains arriving to the minute

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  • Advance tickets now available on the day

    Advance tickets now available on the day

    You can now buy the cheaper 'advance' tickets on the day with some train operators

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  • Forgot your railcard?

    Forgot your railcard?

    Railcard holders can now get a one-time refund on the new ticket they had to buy because they forgot their card

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  • Most transparent punctuality measures in Europe Most transparent punctuality measures in Europe
  • Advance tickets now available on the day Advance tickets now available on the day
  • Forgot your railcard? Forgot your railcard?

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

    • 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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