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More than half of rail passengers experienced a delay to their journey eligible for compensation in 2020

Rail franchises paid out nearly £90m to passengers in refunds for delays last year, new figures from the Department for

October 21, 2020
It could cost the taxpayer almost £10bn to keep the railways running this year, Department for Transport (DfT) officials revealed today.

It could cost the taxpayer almost £10bn to keep the railways running this year, Department for Transport (DfT) officials revealed

October 16, 2020
The number of people using the UK’s railways fell to the lowest levels in almost 200 years between April and June

The number of people using the UK’s railways fell to the lowest levels in almost 200 years between April and

October 8, 2020
More than 5.1m people who were unable to use their railcards for months due to the coronavirus pandemic will not be entitled to refunds, the government has decided.

More than 5.1m people who were unable to use their railcards for months due to the coronavirus pandemic will not

October 1, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic sent sales at online rail ticketing firm Trainline down to less than a fifth of last year’s take as passengers numbers flatlined in the first half.

The coronavirus pandemic sent sales at online rail ticketing firm Trainline down to less than a fifth of last year’s

September 17, 2020
Railway pension fund warns new rules could create £15bn hole

The Railways Pension Scheme (RPS) has warned that a proposed regulatory shake-up of funding rules would create a £15bn hole

September 11, 2020
Boris Johnson today said that the government was working with the rail industry on flexible season tickets to encourage commuters to return to the office.

Boris Johnson today said that the government was working with the rail industry on flexible season tickets to encourage commuters

September 2, 2020
First Group this morning announced that the Department for Transport (DfT) has extended its emergency deal to keep franchise Great Western Railway (GWR) running for another nine months.

First Group this morning said the Department for Transport (DfT) has extended its emergency deal to keep franchise Great Western

September 1, 2020
Transport secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed that the government will use its emergency control of the UK’s railways to change the way the current franchise system operates.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed that the government will use its emergency control of the UK’s railways to change

June 24, 2020
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Transport secretary Grant Shapps will appear before the transport select committee tomorrow amid growing calls for the government to use

June 23, 2020
It could cost the taxpayer almost £10bn to keep the railways running this year, Department for Transport (DfT) officials revealed today.

The UK government has thus far spent £3.5bn keeping its railways running during the coronavirus pandemic, it has been revealed.

June 18, 2020
First Group and Go Ahead Group have been awarded new contracts to run the Great Western and Southeastern rail franchises respectively with just a day to go before the existing deals run out.

First Group and Go Ahead Group have been awarded new contracts to run the Great Western and Southeastern rail franchises

March 30, 2020

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