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Train or Tube journey affected by November strikes? Your refund rights

Transport services across the UK are to be disrupted again this month with thousands of rail workers due to walk out on Wednesday 5 and Saturday 8 October.

25 November 2022

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

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

Rail passengers waiting over six weeks for season ticket refunds

Some rail passengers have waited six weeks or more for refunds on their season tickets, according to a new survey from the transport watchdog

20 May 2020

South Western Railway announces extra compensation for strike disruption

South Western Railway will pay some passengers extra compensation worth up to the cost of five days' travel, following severe disruption due to strikes in December

18 February 2020