What we are working on
Simpler, better industry processes
In May 2022, the Government announced proposed legislation “to modernise rail services and improve reliability for passengers”.
In response to this announcement, the Great British Railways Transition Team is looking at changes to support the development of the new industry structure, and considering ways in which the current system can be simplified and improved.
Rail freight growth target
The Great British Railways Transition Team is developing a range of rail freight growth target options. As part of this work, the team engaged with industry through a formal call for evidence.
The purpose of this call for evidence was to develop an understanding of how much of the current and future market demand for freight could be met by rail, and the role rail can play in the nation’s supply chains.
National rail accessibility strategy
The National Rail Accessibility Group (NAG) has been established by GBRTT to support the delivery of a National Rail Accessibility Strategy consultation in an advisory capacity.
The group membership consists of independent disabled people with knowledge and understanding of the rail industry, together with charities representing disabled people.
Great British Railways HQ
In March 2023, it was announced that Derby will be the home of the Great British Railways headquarters.
Derby already hosts Europe’s largest rail cluster – providing thousands of skilled jobs and benefiting from well-established rail links to towns and cities across the country. The Great British Railways HQ will be the anchor of a new rail campus across the city, building on this existing centre of railway excellence.
Long term strategy for rail
Our railways play a fundamental role in supporting the economic, environmental and social achievements of the country.
Recognising this, the Plan for Rail recommended the development of a 30-year strategy to determine how best the railways can support Britain in the future. This long term strategy for rail will be a landmark resource, enabling a clear and agreed direction for the railway.
GBRTT is structured around nine workstreams, covering all aspects of rail reform, so together, we can create a simpler, better railway for everyone in Britain.
We are working to bring together decisions about track and train, provide accountable leadership, and lead the railway forward. We are also delivering improvements to benefit the railway’s customers now.
Clearer pricing, modern methods of payment and straightforward compensation will help us to restore trust and encourage more people to use rail.
A new offer for freight which will increase the amount of goods transported by rail, bringing significant economic, environmental and social benefits
We’re building an ever-better understanding of what passengers want and how they are travelling, to help us shape a simpler, better offer that makes more people want to choose rail more often.
Providing the necessary leadership and promoting a customer focus across the industry so that the railway can deliver a customer experience that meets expectations.
Enabling the best of the private sector to transform our railways, designing a guiding mind that empowers businesses to bring their best problem-solving prowess and innovative new ideas.
A once in a lifetime opportunity to modernise the customer experience and transform operational performance through development of digital products.
Developing Great British Railways’ position on policy and legislative changes, planning future requirements, and coordinating implementation.
Job opportunities with Great British Railways Transition Team
Are you ready for a once in a lifetime opportunity to enhance your career?
The railway in Britain is changing and this is your chance to get involved in the biggest transformation of the railway in a generation.