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Leeds railway station

Rail industry responds to Prime Minister's announcement ahead of step 4

Comment following the Prime Minister's press conference in which he set out plans for the final step of the government's roadmap in England.

Sunset over Farnham station, Surrey

Cutting air passenger duty on domestic flights could put 1,000 extra planes in the air, warns rail industry

  • Government should not cut domestic air passenger duty (APD) on flights where the journey can be made by rail in under five hours
  • Cutting APD in half would see an estimated 222,000 passengers a year shift from rail to air, equivalent to over 1,000 extra flights
  • Encouraging such a shift from rail to air could increase carbon emissions by an estimated 27,000 tonnes (27KtCO2e) a year
Rail Delivery Group

Rail industry comment on the Enabling Framework Agreement

Comment on the Enabling Framework Agreement between trades unions and rail companies, which was published earlier today.

People at London Bridge station

Rail Delivery Group response to ORR statistics on rail passenger journeys

Rail passenger journeys in Great Britain fell to the lowest levels of annual passenger usage since at least before 1872, when records started, according to official statistics from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).


Passenger Assistance app to help disabled rail passengers travel with confidence in first for public transport

A new app available today will make it easier and quicker for disabled people to request assistance for their train journeys, helping people to travel with confidence.

Credit: Network Rail

Rail Delivery Group response to the announcement about the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail

Rail Delivery Group comment on behalf of train operators about rail reforms announced by government

London Kings Cross station concourse

Rail Delivery Group comment on 'The Way Forward' campaign

Rail industry response to push from Campaign for Better Transport to encourage government to back public transport as we begin to emerge from the health crisis.