Department for Transport
About Department for Transport
Rail Group is a single, integrated body established by the Department for Transport to take Britain's railway into the future, and to put passengers at the heart of the journey. With some £16bn in government funding behind them and strong leadership in place, they have an unprecedented opportunity to drive things forward.
The government's rail programme has never been more ambitious. At Rail Executive, their remit encompasses some huge infrastructure projects, including the InterCity Express Programme, Thameslink and Crossrail - the biggest construction project in Europe. They're running a bigger franchising programme than ever before, with direct awards and franchise competitions. They're also working with HS2 Ltd and Network Rail to plan and deliver the railway of the future, as well as managing today's network through a period of major change.