• It’s time for bold reform of Britain’s railways

    It’s time for bold reform of Britain’s railways

    Our response to the government's announcement of the Williams Review

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  • Rail tourists do like to be beside the seaside

    Rail tourists do like to be beside the seaside

    South West’s iconic seaside towns are leading a £2 billion boost to the UK economy through rail tourism

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  • Cutting confusing rail jargon

    Cutting confusing rail jargon

    The rail industry is making tickets clearer as part of its plan to change and improve the fares system

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  • It’s time for bold reform of Britain’s railways It’s time for bold reform of Britain’s railways
  • Rail tourists do like to be beside the seaside Rail tourists do like to be beside the seaside
  • Cutting confusing rail jargon Cutting confusing rail jargon

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

  • Fairer fares

    • Discounting by train companies has contributed to the number of train journeys doubling since the mid-1990s. In 2012-13, 47% of passenger revenue came from discounted tickets, up from 36% in 2002-3.
    • Where they have freedom to set fares, operators have attracted increasing numbers of passengers with discounted tickets.  In 2012-13, 47% of passenger revenue came from discounted tickets, up from 36% in 2002-3.
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