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Rail Delivery Group - Articles and news items

UK rail fares to increase by 2.3% in 2017

Rail industry news / 2 December 2016 /

The rail industry has today announced that Britain’s train fares will rise by an average of 2.3% next year…

Railway must harness new technology says Rail Delivery Group report

Rail industry news / 21 November 2016 /

In a new report, the Rail Delivery Group sets out how it is essential for the railway to embrace new technology to address capacity challenges.

Rail passengers to benefit from improved rights on delay compensation

Rail industry news / 1 October 2016 /

From 01 October, rail passengers in the UK will benefit from improved rights on delay compensation following the introduction of the new National Rail Conditions of Travel which is in line with the Consumer Rights Act.

1.9 percent increase in regulated rail fares across England, Scotland & Wales

Rail industry news / 16 August 2016 /

Regulated rail fares will increase 1.9 percent across England, Scotland and Wales next year with the figure determined by July’s Retail Prices Index (RPI). The rail industry gives its reaction…

Rail investment vital to meet demand says industry leaders

Rail industry news / 9 May 2016 /

With the number of rail journeys in Britain rising to almost 1.7billion last year, industry leaders have highlighted the value of rail investment in order to meet demand.

Rail industry leaders set out plans for nationwide smart ticketing

Rail industry news / 2 February 2016 /

The Rail Delivery Group has announced plans to develop new-style barcoded smart ticketing or ‘m-Tickets’ for rail travel across Britain which can be sent directly to passenger smartphones.

2016 rail fares to rise by an average 1.1 percent

Rail industry news / 4 December 2015 /

2016 rail fares will rise by an average 1.1 percent from January next year, the smallest annual increase for six years.

Rail passengers to benefit from train punctuality app

Rail industry news / 22 October 2015 /

UK rail industry leaders have unveiled a train punctuality app designed to allow passengers to track train promptness and reliability.

Rail industry contributes £10 billion to British economy

Rail industry news / 22 September 2015 /

According to research carried out by Oxera on behalf of the Rail Delivery Group, Britain’s rail industry contributes up to £10.1 billion in added value to the economy.

The Rail Delivery Group: Developing strategies and proposing solutions

Issue 3 2015 / 4 June 2015 /

Network Rail in the UK has been working with the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) to tackle the cost of contingency on railway projects. Network Rail’s Matthew Hannaway, Head of Project Risk and Value Management and Mike Pollard, Head of Collaborative Working, explain further…

Rail planning to take account of social and economic aspirations

Rail industry news / 29 October 2014 /

The rail industry’s approach to long-term planning has evolved and is detailed in a report published today by the Rail Delivery Group. The Way Ahead highlights the vital role rail plays in the economic and social life of Britain, and how our approach to strategic planning over the next 30 years will identify where investment in infrastructure or step changes in improvements to services could deliver the biggest rewards to the country…

Demand for rail travel outpaces growth in economy and employment

Rail industry news / 24 October 2014 /

Growth in rail travel has outpaced the strengthening economy and rising employment levels over the last six months, according to new figures…


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