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LNER Azuma train at York railway station

New year, new trains: rail industry to introduce 1,000 extra train carriages in 2020

Next year nine operators are introducing new and upgraded trains across the country as part of an industry commitment to replace half of Britain’s train fleet new for old, improving accessibility and journey information for passengers.

Edinburgh (railway station and city)

Rail industry will add over 1,000 extra weekly services in Winter timetable

  • 1,000 extra services per week to be added as part of rail industry plan to improve journeys, boost local economies and better connect communities
  • Rail companies are asking passengers to check before they travel as many train times are changing in the new timetable starting this Sunday
  • The industry is prioritising punctuality and reliability as it works together to prepare for the change
Scotty's Christmas party

Rail industry teams up with Scotty’s Little Soldiers to put smiles on the faces of bereaved British Forces children this Christmas

Scotty’s Little Soldiers, the national charity that supports children of servicemen and women who have lost their lives, will be giving over 170 bereaved British Forces children from all over the UK a reason to smile this weekend when they attend a very special Christmas party in London.

Paddington railway station

Response to rail fare proposals

Responding to a proposal to reform the fares system and reduce some fares, a spokesman for the Rail Delivery Group, speaking on behalf of train operators, said:

Shaw Trust Power 100 2019 logo

RDG accessibility expert named in Disability Power List 100

Dominic Lund-Conlon, accessibility expert at the Rail Delivery Group, was announced as one of the most influential people with a disability in the UK yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 8 October).

Edinburgh Waverley concourse

Train companies to support Thomas Cook customers and staff

Train companies are relaxing ticket rules to help Thomas Cook customers and staff affected by the company’s collapse.

York railway station (evening)

Competition underway to find Britain's favourite railway station

A three-round Twitter tournament to decide Britain’s favourite railway station will go live today in the first ever World Cup of Stations.

Smart tickets - half of all tickets

Smart train tickets reach tipping point as paper tapers off

More passengers than ever before are opting for smart tickets, tipping the balance away from paper.

Freight depot

Rail freight industry calls for joined-up railway to build on the £1.7 billion economic benefits it already delivers

Britain’s freight companies call for a better joined-up railway with strong incentives to accommodate rail freight growth to ensure they can keep shop shelves stacked, the economy moving and Britain building as part of a future rail system.

GTR / Greater Anglia / Southeastern train collage

New trains and extra services promised in rail investment report 

Britain’s rail companies have published a joint investment report for 2020, with the industry committing to delivering over 1,000 extra services a week for passengers and introducing 1,000 new carriages in the year ahead.

Paul Plummer

Lessons of Ladbroke Grove must never be forgotten

Chief Executive of the Rail Delivery Group marks 20th Anniversary of the Ladbroke Grove tragedy.

Ticket office (Knutsford)

Decline in season ticket use signals passengers want flexibility

The latest data published by the Office for Rail and Road (ORR) shows that season ticket journeys have fallen for the third consecutive year.