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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
photo - Hand shake

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
photo - Suzanne Donnelly at Modern Railways Expo 2022

GBRTT working to address passengers’ priorities at Modern Railways Expo

  • GBRTT's Director of Passenger Revenue shares how GBRTT is working to address passengers’ priorities with the audience at Modern Railways Expo
photo - Anit Chandarana at RIA Annual Conference 2022

GBRTT lead spells out rail problems to supply chain leaders

  • GBRTT's Lead Director Anit Chandarana set out how a new guiding-mind would answer supply chain leaders' call for strategic direction, clear leadership and whole-system thinking
photo - David Ollerhead at RIA Trailblazers event 2022

GBRTT proud to sign up to rail equalities charter

  • GBRTT is the 200th organisation in the rail industry to sign up to the joint Railway Industry Association/Women in Rail EDI Charter
  • GBRTT is committed to proactively improving equality, diversity and inclusion
photo - Andrew Haines (left) at Beesley Lectures 2022

Andrew Haines sets out importance of rail reform at annual Beesley Lectures

  • Great British Railways Transition Team Lead set out why the need for a guiding mind is central to reforming the broken rail system