Rail is the most sustainable form of both passenger and freight transport over distances where walking, cycling (or horsepower) are impracticable. Railfuture campaigns for measures which will increase the modal share of rail transport or make rail travel more accessible by sustainable means.


Electrification reduces energy and maintenance costs and carbon emissions, and improves performance and reliability.

Rail Freight

Everyone, even the car driver, wants more freight to be switched from road to rail.

Light Rail and Trams

Light rail and trams are nearly always a better answer to traffic problems than guided busways.

Cycles on trains

Bikes and trains are a marriage made in heaven for the environment.

National Rail Card

Railfuture has shown that a national rail card would increase rail travel, make money for the railways, be popular with the public and would help the Government to make more effective use of its transport investment.

Rail User Express Rail Action