Government launches half-price 'rail sale' – how it works and how to get cheaper fares
The 'rail sale' will offer travellers around 50% off more than one million train tickets on journeys across England, Wales and parts of Scotland.
21 April 2022
Rail prices to rise by the largest amount in nearly a decade - here are all the details
Train passengers in England and Wales will be hit with the largest fare rise in nearly a decade, with ticket prices increasing by up to 3.8% from 1 March. It is the biggest jump since January 2013. Meanwhile, fares in Scotland will rise by 3.8% from 24 January.
6 January 2022
Train passengers could be hit with the largest fare rise in a decade
Rail passengers in England and Wales could face ticket price hikes of up to 4.8% next year, which would make it the largest rise in a decade. Meanwhile, those in Scotland could see increases of 3.8% if fares continue to be linked to July's retail prices index measure of inflation.
18 August 2021
Flexible season tickets on sale from 21 June as Government unveils major rail overhaul
Flexible train season tickets will be available to buy across England from next month, as part of a wide-reaching Government shake-up of rail fares. A new refund system for delayed and cancelled trains has also been announced.
20 May 2021
Train passengers still struggling to buy railcards weeks after website update
Some train passengers have been left unable to buy or renew their railcards online for weeks, due to ongoing "technical issues" with the Railcards website
10 January 2020
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
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23 May 2022Three's £2 a day roaming charges come into effect from today (23 May) for holidaymakers who wish to use their normal monthly allowance in Europe. The change will effect new and upgrading pay monthly and Sim-only customers.
£17 million of unspent Tesco Clubcard vouchers will expire this month, but there’s a trick to extend them – here’s how20 May 2022Some £17 million worth of unused Tesco Clubcard vouchers are set to expire at the end of the month. Use your vouchers now if you can but if not, there is a trick to extend them online. We explain how it works below.
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