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Trainline is accredited by National Rail to provide information, timetables and sell tickets for the UK rail industry. 


National Rail Enquiries


If you’re after information about National Rail, you’ve come to the right place. National Rail is the public facing brand of the Rail Delivery Group (RDG). RDG provides information and timetables for all of Britain's train operating companies (TOCs). To make life easier, we've taken all of that data and made it available online and via our app, so you can find the information you're looking for faster, and all in one place. 

Did you know? When you book your Advance train tickets with us, you can save an average of 61% on the price versus booking on the day of travel (limited availability & routes).

What do National Rail do?

National Rail and the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) administer the sale of different ticket types and train ticket discounts in the UK such as Season Tickets, Railcards, Off-Peak tickets and many more. The good news is, you can buy all these different UK ticket types with Trainline. Using our Journey Planner, you can also find timetables, live train times and cheap train tickets when you book in advance. You can also use the UK trains map to plan your next train journey and discover where you'll pass along the way.

All train companies in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) operate under the guidance of National Rail who are responsible for the administration of passenger bookings. National Rail was formed following the privatisation of the British Rail network in 1996, when the network split into 25 separate operating franchises to run trains across the UK (Great Britain).

Frequently Asked Questions

National Rail is the public-facing brand of the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which provides information and timetables for all of Britain's train operating companies.

You can buy your National Rail tickets online with us. Trainline is accredited by National Rail to provide information, timetables and sell tickets for the UK rail industry.

There are over 25 train companies operating in the UK under the National Rail brand.

Our Trains in Britain page is your one-stop-shop for learning about rail travel in Great Britain. If you want to know more about National Rail network, check out our dedicated page to National Rail Map.

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