We know you want to feel safe when you travel by train. That’s why more than £14.5million has been invested in more than 33,000 cameras covering stations and trains around the country. Around 1,000 stations are now accredited under the government’s Secure Stations Scheme.
Train companies have also given more than £2billion in funding to the British Transport Police over the last ten years.
A major bottleneck for passenger and freight services on the East Coast Main Line has been removed with the completion of the £47 million Hitchin flyover. That means fewer delays as a result of congestion and more services.
1.4bn punctual journeys are made a year – up 600m compared to 1997-8.
Up to one third of the 4% average annual increase in rail journeys since the mid 1990s has come from the changes to the industry model; combined with growth in freight, this was worth as much as £7.2billion to the UK economy in 2013, according to Oxera.
Total freight volumes have increased by over 80%, from 13.5billion net tonne km in 1995 to 24.2billion net tonne km in 2013-14.