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New railcard to extend child fares to 16 and 17-year-olds

A new railcard will be launched this year to let 16 and 17-year-olds buy half-price train tickets, the Government has announced

2 January 2019

Commuters caught in May's train chaos should receive a discount on next year's travel, MPs say

Commuters travelling on the worst affected routes during May's timetable chaos should receive a discount on next year's travel, a group of MPs has said

4 December 2018

Pothole damage payouts double after harsh winter

The number of successful pothole claims following incidents on motorways or major A roads more than doubled in the last financial year, according to new figures from Highways England.

22 November 2018

Extra compensation for Great Northern, Northern, Thameslink and TP Express commuters due in July

Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling has announced further details about the scheme

20 June 2018

Passengers set for extra compensation after train timetable chaos

Commuters on Great Northern, Thameslink and Northern trains could soon be eligible for an extra lump sum of compensation

5 June 2018

Most train ticket machines STILL not telling passengers about cheaper fares

Passengers are still not being told they could get a cheaper fare at 70% of train station ticket machines

22 December 2017

Is lipstick really a liquid? Airports enforce different make-up security rules

Varying airport security rules are forcing holidaymakers to cram cosmetics such as lipstick into their 'liquids' bags

24 August 2017

Southern Rail commuters seek judicial review into the Government's handling of the crisis

The Association of British Commuters wants a judge to consider whether the Department for Transport has acted lawfully

2 February 2017

Refunds for packed trains and broken toilets now a possibility following legal extension – what you need to know

Train passengers may now be able to claim a refund for issues other than delays – such as overcrowding and broken loos

3 October 2016

VW scandal: motorists 'won't pay more road tax'

Motorists won't have to pay more in road tax if their vehicles are fitted with software used to cheat emissions tests

2 October 2015

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