• Over 7,000 new carriages by 2021

    Over 7,000 new carriages by 2021

    Latest figures reveal a boost in the number of new train carriages coming on track over the next few years

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  • Changing how we work to better help customers

    Changing how we work to better help customers

    We’re doing more to help customers when they travel with us - this includes ensuring we have the right people doing the right job at the right time.

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  • 10 things you probably didn’t know about Britain’s railway

    10 things you probably didn’t know about Britain’s railway

    Using data from across the rail industry to tell the story of the partnership railway

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  • Over 7,000 new carriages by 2021 Over 7,000 new carriages by 2021
  • Changing how we work to better help customers Changing how we work to better help customers
  • 10 things you probably didn’t know about Britain’s railway 10 things you probably didn’t know about Britain’s railway

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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