• 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

    Learn more

  • Rail fares for 2018 published

    Rail fares for 2018 published

    Train fares will increase by 3.4% from 2 January 2018

    Learn more

  • Cycle-Rail Awards 2017 winners

    Cycle-Rail Awards 2017 winners

    Awards recognise work powering the cycle-rail revolution

    Learn more

  • 10 things you probably didn’t know about Britain’s railway 10 things you probably didn’t know about Britain’s railway
  • Rail fares for 2018 published Rail fares for 2018 published
  • Cycle-Rail Awards 2017 winners Cycle-Rail Awards 2017 winners

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

More events

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.
A- A A+