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Britain’s train operators offer free travel for Ukrainian arrivals

Operators will provide free onward train travel for Ukrainians on arrival in the UK. 

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National Rail premieres new 'TV channel' bringing Britain's most awe-inspiring and relaxing rail journeys to our screens

  • Stunning high-definition footage – the most comprehensive and high quality ever shot on Britain’s railway – gives a unique driver’s eye view of the nation’s most scenic rail routes 
  • New data shows 55% of people find the scenery out of the window the most enjoyable part of train travel and 24% say the movement makes them feel a sense of calm 
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‘Let’s get back on track’ – the rail industry welcomes commuters and business travellers back with its latest campaign

  • 15% of people bought a ticket after seeing the Let’s get back on track campaign last year  
  • Rail journeys are currently at 65% of pre-pandemic levels 
  • Car usage is 87% of pre-pandemic levels 
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Rail companies issue ‘do not travel’ warning as storm Eunice causes line closures

Rail companies are warning customers not to travel today as Storm Eunice causes major disruption and widespread line closures. The severe weather will affect all forms of transport across the country meaning rail companies will struggle to provide alternative means for people to get to their destination.

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Rail companies urge customers to re-plan journeys as storms threaten major disruption

Rail companies are urging customers planning to travel on Friday to reconsider their plans after red and amber weather warnings were issued for Storm Eunice, with strong winds expected to affect much of the UK.

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Rail industry response to confirmation that restrictions will ease next week

Statement following the announcement by the Prime Minister that 'Plan B' restrictions will be eased from Thursday 27 January.

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Check before you travel: new temporary timetables introduced to keep people moving

  • Passengers asked to check before they travel as train operators change to reduced timetables temporarily  
  • Train companies are amending timetables to make the train service more resilient as staff are affected by the  Omicron variant and, as previously during the pandemic, to reflect lower demand from passengers as people work from home  
  • Temporary timetables deliver a more reliable service for passengers and better value for taxpayers by better matching service levels to the current number of passengers 
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Rail Delivery Group responds to government capping rail fare increase at RPI

Today the government announced that the annual rail fare increase has been capped in line with inflation. Fares will be tied to the Retail Price Index (RPI) for July 2021 – representing a 3.8% increase with the changes coming into force in March.

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Rail journeys fall to July levels following rise of Omicron variant

New figures show fewer people are travelling by train following the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant.