From April, Britain’s train operators and Network Rail will publish new measures of train punctuality as part of an ongoing plan to improve performance and reduce delays.
- Since going on sale, in January, the 26-30 Railcard has saved customers over £10.5m on rail journeys
- There will be over 200k 26-30 Railcards in circulation by the end of the week
- Since 1993, Railcard holders have made around 2.2bn journeys, saving themselves an estimated £8.5bn on their rail journeys
- New organisation would be ‘guiding mind’ ensuring the network works as a whole, decisions are aligned and the right targets are set
- This would enable politicians to step back from day-to-day detail and focus on what they want the railway to achieve for communities and the country
- It would mean train companies and Network Rail could focus on what they do best – innovating and creating to deliver better for their customers.
- 1,000 extra services per week to be added, benefiting passengers across the country
- Changes are part of a long-term improvement plan to make trains more frequent and enable new journeys, while prioritising punctuality and reliability
- Introducing ambitious improvements for passengers presents a significant challenge and the industry is working together to focus on implementing lessons learned from summer 2018 to strengthen timetabling, visible through the effective winter timetable change last December
- Train companies and Network Rail will work together to closely monitor the introduction of the new timetable and respond rapidly to any disruption
- Rail industry publishes radical proposals for once-in-a-generation reform of fares system
- 26-30 Railcard customers save over £3.4m in first month
- Rail Delivery Group responds to National Rail Passenger Survey Autumn 2018
- End of the line for some of the oldest trains as biggest rollout of new carriages gathers speed in 2019