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Train companies have given free travel to 53 people fleeing domestic abuse during lockdown

Rail companies have helped 53 people with free travel as part of the ‘Rail to Refuge’ scheme, which offers free train travel to people escaping domestic abuse during lockdown.

Liverpool Street railway station

Train companies to offer free travel to those fleeing domestic abuse during coronavirus lockdown

From today, people fleeing domestic abuse anywhere in Britain during the coronavirus lockdown can apply for free train travel to refuge accommodation, through a partnership between train companies and Women’s Aid.   

Leeds railway station

Response to announcement about Emergency Measures Agreements

The rail industry strongly welcomes the government's offer of temporary support during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Birmingham New Street concourse at night

Rail companies run reduced timetable to protect train services and staff

Working together, rail operators have agreed with government a reduction in service levels to help tackle the spread of COVID-19.

People at London Bridge station

Train operators provide free travel to Flybe staff and customers

Train operators step in to help staff and passengers stranded by airline

Northern train at Halifax station

RDG comment on Northern franchise change

As announced by the Secretary of State for Transport in January, the Northern franchise will change on Sunday 1 March.

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Speech: George Bradshaw Address 2020

Given by Rt. Hon. Sir Patrick McLoughlin CH

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RDG response to Northern franchise announcement

Paul Plummer, chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group, said:

Kings Cross railway station

Britain's train companies offer fee-free refunds to Chinese tourists unable to travel due to Coronavirus

Train companies across Great Britain are offering fee-free refunds for rail tickets purchased in China, following the outbreak of Coronavirus which will prevent tourists visiting the country.

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Passenger satisfaction up as rail companies add new trains and extra services

Passenger satisfaction with rail journeys is up three percentage points year-on-year, according to the most recent survey of 28,000 passengers published today by the independent watchdog Transport Focus.

Liverpool Street railway station

Rail fares for 2020 published – fares held below inflation for third year running as record investment continues

Train fares will rise on average by 2.7% next year. This is the third year in a row that train companies have held the average change across all fares below the July RPI rate of inflation, which regulated fares are pegged to.