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:

Better trains and new services Great North Rail Project

Rolling out over 7,000 new carriages, supporting 11,300 extra services a week by 2025. Hundreds of fully refurbished trains will also be rolled out on routes across Britain.


A multi-billion-pound programme of upgrades to better connect towns and cities across the North of England.

ten percent

Thameslink Programme Central belt improvements

Bringing 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.


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.

service increase


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

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.


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