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53 train stations to benefit from tap-in tap-out rollout

First phase in plans to extend Pay As You Go to a further 200 stations in the South East

photo - Commercial Partnerships Sounding Board (June 2023)

"Focus on achieving a positive outcome and effectively distribute the risks"

Commercial Partnerships Sounding Board has their say

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Rail commuting up 8% as strikes impact reduces

  • Commuting grew 8% during the first three months of this year, boosting railway revenue to the tune of £64 million – according to the latest GBRTT Train Travel Snapshot.
  • Fewer strike days disrupted services after the first week of the new year, which helped the quarter-on-quarter comparison*. 
  • This pushed revenue to a record high since the start of the pandemic (£2.2 billion) – but GBRTT warns that, adjusting for inflation, this is just 70% of revenue (£3.2 billion) four years ago, with the inclusion of Elizabeth line figures also affecting historic comparisons**.
photo - Rich Fisher at Rolling Stock Forum conference 2023

Developing a long-term rolling stock strategy to foster innovation

GBRTT at the 2023 Rolling Stock Forum

photo - E-bikes at Brighton station

From A to B

Not from station to station

photo - Passengers at Paddington station

Rest and recreation tops reasons for train trips – new analysis

  • Great British Railways Transition Team (GBRTT) shares the first Train Travel Snapshot showing a national picture of train journeys by purpose.
  • Latest figures underline the importance of leisure travel to railway revenue. Trips for leisure made up for over half (54%) of industry revenue in the quarter, despite the usual post-summer dip and impacts from 11 days of industrial action*.
  • Business travel revenue was up 6% on the previous quarter, but still accounts for a small share of the overall market.
  • The second stage of opening the new Elizabeth line in November (Reading, Heathrow, and Shenfield connecting directly to central London) helped lift National Rail revenue from commuting by 3%.
photo - Commercial Partnerships Sounding Board (Feb 2023)

Supply chain representatives gather for first Sounding Board as GBRTT explores simpler, better approaches to procurement

  • GBRTT held the first Commercial Partnerships Sounding Board on Thursday 9 February
  • It’s a new forum for supply chain businesses to input into the ongoing design of Great British Railways
  • Membership rotates broadly every six months to make sure a wide range of views and opinions are heard
photo - Mark Harper at George Bradshaw Address

Government confirms support for rail reform and creation of GBR

  • Transport Secretary confirms government’s support for the next phase of rail reform
  • Three key areas Mark Harper is keen to address: passengers, structure and the private sector
  • GBRTT will continue to work with the Department for Transport across all aspects of rail reform
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Get involved: Join GBRTT’s new Commercial Partnership Sounding Board

  • GBRTT is looking for senior leaders working in the rail and non-rail supply chain to join a new Commercial Partnership Sounding Board
  • The creation of this Board builds on conversations between GBRTT and the supply chain throughout 2022 about the role of the private sector
  • To express your interest in joining, read the criteria and complete the online form by 17:00 on Friday 27 January 2023
Andrew Haines delivering speech in Sheffield

Rail leader says single coordinating body for the industry is key to realise full benefits of Integrated Rail Plan

  • Andrew Haines met with senior business and civic leaders in Sheffield on Thursday 8 December
  • The event was organised in partnership with Northern Powerhouse Partnership
photo - Anit Chandarana at Rail Industry Forum 2022

GBRTT lead speaks at Rail Industry Forum

  • Huw Merriman MP spoke earlier at Rail Industry Forum about his commitment to rail reform
  • GBRTT Lead Director, Anit Chandarana also joined the annual Rail Industry Forum and spoke alongside Chris White-Horne on delivering improvements
photo - Curzon Street site in Birmingham

Visiting HS2’s Curzon Street station site

  • Strategic Planning team shown around Curzon Street station site in Birmingham
  • The new station will be integrated with the adjacent city centre, and other public transport links
  • The team also saw the many systems and transport interfaces required to maximise the value from HS2