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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.
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.
- 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
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.
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:
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).
Train companies are relaxing ticket rules to help Thomas Cook customers and staff affected by the company’s collapse.
A three-round Twitter tournament to decide Britain’s favourite railway station will go live today in the first ever World Cup of Stations.
More passengers than ever before are opting for smart tickets, tipping the balance away from paper.
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.
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.
Chief Executive of the Rail Delivery Group marks 20th Anniversary of the Ladbroke Grove tragedy.