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Rail fares in England to rise by up to 4.9% in March – here's what you need to know

Rail fares in England will rise by up to 4.9% next year, the Government has announced. The increases will come into effect on 3 March 2024.

22 December 2023

Train strike refund rights as Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more set for week of disruption

Rail users in England, Scotland and Wales face disruption over the coming week as workers across multiple train operators, including Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more, take strike action and refuse to work overtime.

3 October 2023

Rail fares in England to rise by less than 9% in 2024 – here's what we know

Rail fares in England will NOT go up by 9% next year, the Government has announced. While the new fares are yet to be confirmed, any increase would come into force in March 2024.

16 August 2023

Railcard tech error leaves some train passengers unable to access their cards – here's what you need to know

Anyone who has paid full price for their train ticket or who has been fined for not being able to show their Railcard due to the IT failure should request a refund.

15 June 2023

Rail fares in England to rise in March next year but by less than inflation – here's what we know

Rail fares in England will go up next year but by less than the rate of inflation, the Government has said. The exact rise is yet to be announced but the increase will come in March 2023 instead of the usual rise in January.

15 August 2022

Virgin launches fee-free train booking app and you can earn points to redeem at Greggs and more - here's how it works

Virgin has launched a free app that allows rail passengers to book trains directly, without a booking fee. Users can also earn points on spending to redeem on Virgin experiences, Greggs sausage rolls and more.

1 July 2022

Tech error leaves train users unable to buy or renew railcards - here's what you need to know

Some train passengers have struggled to buy or renew railcards directly on the Railcard website for weeks. Railcard said it is working to resolve the technical issue, but here's what to try in the meantime.

10 May 2022

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

Jobseekers urged to apply for FREE travel card giving 50% off train and bus fares

If you're on jobseekers allowance or are job hunting and claiming Universal Credit, you may be entitled to a 50% discount on train and bus travel to help you get back into work under a little discount known scheme.

17 November 2021