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Airline style discounting by rail cuts aviation's market share
Young people, the over-60s and passengers with disabilities are helping to increase rail’s share of the domestic travel market due to train companies’ use of airline style pricing and Railcard discounts.On the 10 most popular domestic air routes in Britain, rail’s market share grew to 46%...
Latest figures show that more than nine out of 10 trains ran without delay
Responding to the latest rail performance data covering the 03 March to 31 March 2013, a spokesperson for the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) said:“These figures show that, on average, more than nine out of ten trains are arriving without delay."Train companies know how...
ATOC responds to changes in rail regulation
Responding to an ORR and DfT announcement on changes in rail regulation, Michael Roberts, Chief Executive of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), said: "This is a broadly helpful response from Government to a range of recommendations from the Transport Select Committee. In...
Demand for first class rail travel hits 10 year high
Demand for first class rail travel has hit a 10 year high despite tough economic times as operators have encouraged a wider range of passengers to trade up from standard class.Figures published today by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) show that first class rail journeys rose...
Rail industry sets out future potential requirements for trains and carriages
A report published today by the rail industry marks a key step towards a market-led approach for delivering rolling stock which meets passengers’ needs over the next 30 years. The high level analysis suggests a possible near doubling of the fleet could be needed by 2042.The report, welcomed by...
ATOC responds to 'misleading' TSSA claims over fares
Commenting on the TSSA’s claims about rail fares, a spokesperson for the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) said: “This is misleading because out of the millions of tickets on sale, the TSSA has only looked at a handful of the most expensive tickets which only a tiny...
ATOC comments on HS2 second phase announcement
Responding to the announcement on HS2, Michael Roberts, Chief Executive of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) said:“The government’s commitment to high speed rail, along with its sustained investment in the existing network, is key to ensuring that the UK has a modern, green...
ORR statement – Regulator welcomes Rail 2020 report
The Transport Select Committee has today published its Rail 2020 report which examines government proposals to reform the railway.Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) Chief Executive, Richard Price, said:“We welcome the Transport Select Committee’s Rail 2020 report. It recognises the railways’...
TSSA Welcomes Transport Committee's Report on Rail Future
TSSA leader Manuel Cortes welcomed the Transport Select Committee's stand against even higher peak fares."This is the clearest warning to Ministers against going down the route of rationing rail travel by pricing passengers off trains through Super Peak Fare tickets."With thousands of...
Train companies respond to MPs Rail 2020 report
Responding to the House of Commons Transport Committee report “Rail 2020”, Michael Roberts, chief executive of the Association of Train Operating Companies, said: “We flatly reject the unfounded accusation that train companies are profiteering, an allegation which appears to be based...

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