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Virgin Trains calls for compulsory seat reservations

Virgin Trains has proposed making seat reservations compulsory on long-distance trains, saying it would cut overcrowding and guarantee every passenger a seat

24 April 2019

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

Commuter rail fares to increase by up to 3.2% next year

The price of regulated rail fares will rise by up to 3.2% in January 2019

15 August 2018

Rail penalty fare appeals body to consider 'mitigating' circumstances

Passengers who are given a penalty fare will now have an extra layer of protection when they appeal

6 April 2018

New rail ombudsman to handle passenger complaints

All train companies will be obliged to join a new rail ombudsman being launched to handle complaints from passengers

9 February 2018

Rail fares to rise by an average of 3.4% from January

Passengers face the biggest hike in rail fares for five years with ticket costs set to rise by an average 3.4%

5 December 2017

New 16-18 Railcard set to cut costs of peak train travel

A new railcard to cut the cost of peak-time travel for 16 to 18-year-olds who are studying or training is to be trialled

4 December 2017

Revealed: Trick to use the 16-25 Railcard to save £100s on your commute (and it'll work for the 26-30 Railcard too)

Commuters on some routes can use a 16-25 Railcard to save up to £700 on a year's train travel

24 November 2017

Commuter train fares to rise by 3.6%

Commuters in England will see their season ticket costs rise by 3.6% next year

15 August 2017

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