We know you want to feel safe when you travel by train. That’s why more than £14.5million has been invested in more than 33,000 cameras covering stations and trains around the country. Around 1,000 stations are now accredited under the government’s Secure Stations Scheme.
Train companies have also given more than £2billion in funding to the British Transport Police over the last ten years.
A major bottleneck for passenger and freight services on the East Coast Main Line has been removed with the completion of the £47 million Hitchin flyover. That means fewer delays as a result of congestion and more services.
1.4bn punctual journeys are made a year – up 600m compared to 1997-8.
2013 saw the completion of a £550million, six-year renovation and rebuilding programme for King's Cross station. This tripled the size of the station concourse, extended the range of retail outlets, and opened up a new public square in front of the building, making King's Cross a 'destination station' in its own right.