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Nothing Beats Being There marketing initiative

  • Latest national marketing initiative promoting rail travel launched
  • Read more about these initiatives, how GBRTT is working in partnership with operators, as well as approach to long-term growth
Freight train leaving distribution hub

Future guiding mind for rail seeks views on how to grow freight to reduce road congestion and carbon emissions

  • Rail freight could need to treble in UK to meet net zero ambition
  • Billions in benefits to UK economy could be realised by moving more freight to rail
  • Call for evidence open now for 12 weeks
LNER dispatcher on platform

Publication of key report vital step in creation of 30-year rail strategy

  • Long-term strategy for rail reaches important milestone with publication of key report
  • Organisations and rail users across the nation have shared their insights and evidence to support creation of strategy
  • Two thirds of respondents highlighted a need for rail industry to better understand customer expectations
Anit Chandarana addressing the National Rail Recovery Conference

GBRTT joins National Rail Recovery Conference to show how it's working to create a simpler, better railway

  • GBRTT team joined leading figures from across the rail industry
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42 towns and cities launch their bid to become new home for Great Britain’s railways

  • Overwhelming response from towns and cities with strong links to the railways across nations and regions
  • Public to have say with online vote
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GBRTT Board meets for the first time

  • Board has been appointed to oversee, steer and advise the transition team responsible for creating Great British Railways
  • It will support the team as they work to deliver the commitments made in the Plan for Rail
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Great British Railways Transition Team take first steps towards transforming our railways with launch of call for evidence

  • Great British Railways Transition Team launch call for evidence for Strategic Plan that will help provide clear long-term plans for the future of our railways
  • Following on from the ambitious Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, the call for evidence asks for views on how rail can boost the economy, level up the regions and deliver environmentally sustainable transport
  • Rail and transport industry and beyond, including business leaders, innovators, technologists, home builders, entrepreneurs and environmentalists are invited to take part in shaping first-of-its-kind future strategy for rail.