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
Christmas travel: Your rights if your train is delayed or cancelled
Train passengers face disruption while travelling over Christmas with more than 250 sets of engineering works planned
19 December 2017
More train firms to sell cheap advance tickets as little as 10 mins before you travel
Passengers will now be able to buy cheaper advance train tickets up to 10 minutes before they travel on many routes
5 July 2017
Train delays and cancellations jump 60% in a year
The number of trains cancelled or significantly delayed has increased by almost two thirds year-on-year
28 September 2016
Virgin Trains passengers face fares increase as it axes railcard perk
Virgin Trains passengers with a railcard will no longer be able to buy off-peak fares for use on peak journeys
26 August 2015
Season ticket holders lose out as Virgin overhauls East Coast's loyalty scheme
Thousands of East Coast rail season ticket holders can no longer earn points after an overhaul of its loyalty scheme
13 March 2015
Hit by floods or storms? Tips for insurance and travel problems
Storms have battered home and left tens of thousands of homes remain without power. We explains your rights
13 February 2014
Where to find free train WiFi access
18 December 2010
Train fares to rise by 6.2% in January
23 November 2010
The train firms that charge evening peak fares from 3pm
26 August 2010
1 December 2021
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6 December 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe.. We've the full info on what's happened, including changes to testing and quarantining. Plus, this guide also has key info on travel insurance, refund rights and more.
PCR testing firm Randox forced to give customers clearer information on wait times and refund rights following talks with the regulator3 December 2021PCR travel test provider Randox Health has changed its terms and conditions to be clearer on when customers can expect tests and results to arrive and when they can cancel an order and claim a refund.
3 December 2021Martin Lewis warned households to "do nothing" with their energy supply and not to switch in the tenth episode of The Martin Lewis Money Show.
UK Government website still showing £1 Covid test deals despite concerns few consumers can get these prices3 December 2021Companies offering PCR travel tests for as little as 30p can still be found on the UK Government's website despite a number of the cheapest deals being pulled on the back of concerns that travellers are being misled by providers offering super cheap deals just to boost their position in the list.
Got a Halifax or Virgin Money travel credit or debit card you haven't recently used? Check it won't get automatically cancelled2 December 2021With some providers cancelling inactive cards, it's worth checking to see if you need to take action to keep your card account open - particularly if you have any upcoming Christmas trips.
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
30 November 2021If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
23 November 2021
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