• In partnership for Britain's prosperity

    In partnership for Britain's prosperity

    Landmark coming together sees rail companies launch plan for a changing railway

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  • Cycle-Rail Awards 2017 - shortlist published

    Cycle-Rail Awards 2017 - shortlist published

    Find out who is in the running for an Award this year

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  • Railcard app goes live

    Railcard app goes live

    You can now have your 16-25 or Network Railcard on your smartphone. Other Railcards to follow soon.

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  • In partnership for Britain's prosperity In partnership for Britain's prosperity
  • Cycle-Rail Awards 2017 - shortlist published Cycle-Rail Awards 2017 - shortlist published
  • Railcard app goes live Railcard app goes live

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

    • According to independent blogger ‘the Man in Seat61’, “the next time someone says (or you read) ‘Britain has the highest rail fares in Europe’, you'll know this is only 15% of the story.  The other 85% is that we have similar or even cheaper fares, too.  The big picture is that Britain has the most commercially aggressive fares in Europe, with the highest fares designed to get maximum revenue from business travel, and some of the lowest fares designed to get more revenue by filling more seats.  This is exactly what airlines have known, and been doing, for decades.”
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