• Passengers urged to check before they travel this Christmas and New Year

    Passengers urged to check before they travel this Christmas and New Year

    Network Rail will be delivering more than 330 projects as part of a £148m investment across Britain

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  • Independent rail ombudsman starts work

    Independent rail ombudsman starts work

    Appointed to uphold the highest standards in the rail industry's complaints process and to increase customer satisfaction

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  • Rail review requires 'big conversation'

    Rail review requires 'big conversation'

    All voices must be heard - from trade unions, passenger groups, businesses, politicians and think-tanks to passengers themselves.

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  • Passengers urged to check before they travel this Christmas and New Year Passengers urged to check before they travel this Christmas and New Year
  • Independent rail ombudsman starts work Independent rail ombudsman starts work
  • Rail review requires 'big conversation' Rail review requires 'big conversation'

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

    • Average train company operating margins are 2.9%, 20% lower than in 1997/98.
    • Train operating company profits were £270m in 1997-98 in real terms and £250m in 2012-13; over the same period, money paid by operators to Government to reinvest in more and better services has increased 400%, from £390million to £1.96billion.
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