The ambitious plan aims to put the passenger experience first.
By replacing franchising, accelerating innovation and integrating the railways, the government aim to deliver an efficient, financially sustainable railway that meets the needs of passengers.
Despite the huge advances in technology that have taken place since the Victorian era, some aspects of the rail system haven’t really moved on.
A newly-created, state-controlled body, Great British Railways (GBR), will integrate the railway system, owning infrastructure and collecting fare revenue. GBR will also be in charge of planning works on the network as well as setting fares and timetables.