Families planning half-term fun can make double savings this autumn by taking the train, in a deal that gives cut-price entry to some of Britain’s top days out.
With a significant increase in capacity, high levels of punctuality and the provision of special assistance to thousands of passengers, the railway has helped to deliver the biggest and best Paralympics.
A new website to help older and disabled passengers get the most out of improvements made to rail services is being launched today by ATOC.
With trains the most popular way to travel to London 2012 events, a historic increase in capacity and high levels of punctuality, the railway has helped show the world that Britain can deliver an outstanding Olympic Games.
The railway has significantly increased capacity today to provide a special Olympic service, running 63% more seats than a typical Sunday to carry the hundreds of thousands of spectators expected to travel to see London 2012 events, including cycling, swimming and sailing.
A significant increase in demand for rail travel during the first six months of 2010 has seen a return to growth in passenger numbers on the railways not witnessed since before the recession.
Network Rail and the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), with support from Passenger Focus, today announced an initiative to further reduce the need for replacement buses at weekends and bank holidays.
Elderly and disabled people with mobility problems, parents with young children and passengers with heavy luggage will find it much easier to get around the rail network from today, with the launch of a new interactive web guide to stations in Britain, called ‘Stations Made Easy’.
Sixteen years after privatisation, Britain’s train companies are calling for reform of the system of franchising rail services to free them up to do more for passengers and taxpayers.
Michael Roberts, Chief Executive of the Association of Train Operating Companies, responds to the launch of the high speed rail UK campaign.