• Commitment to new independent ombudsman

    Commitment to new independent ombudsman

    Train companies have committed to introducing a new independent ombudsman to investigate and rule on unresolved customer complaints

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  • New partnership with Rail Supply Group

    New partnership with Rail Supply Group

    Enabling us to coordinate our shared objectives better and to strengthen further the industry’s voice

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  • 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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  • Commitment to new independent ombudsman Commitment to new independent ombudsman
  • New partnership with Rail Supply Group New partnership with Rail Supply Group
  • Most transparent punctuality measures in Europe Most transparent punctuality measures in Europe

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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