Fares underpin investment in better services

Today, we are living through the biggest investment in the railway since the Victorian era and it is delivering:

Roll out by 2021 Elizabeth Line

The roll out of 7,000 new carriages, supporting 6,400 extra services a week by 2021. Hundreds of fully refurbished trains will also be rolled out on routes across Britain.
 

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The completion of Britain’s newest railway, the Elizabeth Line which alone will increase rail capacity in the capital by 10%.

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Thameslink Programme Improvement Project

The Thameslink Programme which will bring a new tube-frequency service through the centre of London, better connecting communities from Cambridge and Peterborough all the way to Brighton.

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The Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Project, increasing capacity and decreasing journey times.
 

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The Great North Rail Project .

The Great North Rail Project, a multibillion-pound programme of upgrades to better connect towns and cities across the North of England.

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We've been investing to improve for many years

This has enabled train companies to run over 4,400 extra services a day than compared to 1998 – a 28% increase. The frequency of services on many key long-distance routes into the capital has doubled since the mid-1990s. Elsewhere:

Leeds to Huddersfield to Manchester
33 more services a day

69 percent

Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
25 more services a day

68 percent

Leeds to Edinburgh
13 more services a day

650 percent


Safety has been transformed

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Following a spate of tragic accidents at the turn of the century, our passengers and our people now travel and work on one of the safest railways in Europe. service increase
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