• 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

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Facts & statistics

  • Benefitting Britain

    • Passenger rail services performed with markedly more resilience during the most recent economic downturn than in previous recessions with journeys increasing by 5% while the economy shrunk by around 6%. In previous recessions rail journeys dipped further than GDP or effectively stopped growing.
    • Each year, the five major freight operators transport goods worth over £30billion.
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