Rail fares

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Ministers warn TransPennine on service as mayors demand they ‘get a grip’
Northern mayors call for operator to be removed with 20,000 trains expected to be cancelled this year

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

06, Mar, 2023 @5:40 PM

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Campaigners call for end to ‘peak fare rip off’ on trains in England and Wales
Passengers in some parts of the network face far higher mark-ups to travel at busy times

Jess Clark

06, Mar, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Train fares in England and Wales rise by 5.9% despite poor service
Passengers will be hit by biggest increase in ticket prices since 2012

Nadeem Badshah

05, Mar, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Luton Dart: ‘the most expensive train in Britain’ opens for business
The airport’s much-anticipated £290m 1.25-mile shuttle service to the rail station will cost passengers £4.90 a trip

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

03, Mar, 2023 @3:13 PM

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UK train tickets could be priced like airline seats in rail shake-up
Return tickets could be scrapped in demand-based system as part of wider reforms to ‘broken model’, says transport secretary

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

07, Feb, 2023 @7:30 PM

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Return train tickets expected to be scrapped in UK rail shake-up
The often discounted rate is to be replaced with two singles costing the same as the present return fare

Sarah Butler

05, Feb, 2023 @7:12 PM

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Four problems that Britain’s crisis-hit railway must solve to survive
Staff relations are at rock bottom, investment is shrinking and franchising has failed. But even so, passengers are trickling back. Can the network be revived?

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

28, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Spain expands free travel offer to intercity bus services
Government introduced free travel on train journeys in September

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

05, Jan, 2023 @1:05 PM

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Failure to invest has left Britain’s railways in a mess | Letters
Letters: Delays and cancellations are the result of a failure to modernise rail infrastructure, writes Derek Buttivant. Plus Rob Dark on the £8.3bn lost to dividend payments

03, Jan, 2023 @6:29 PM

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Our sad decline from Band Aid to LadBaby | Brief letters
Brief letters: Christmas No 1 | King Charles’s speech | Dire doublespeak | Turning the heat up | Roasting vegans

26, Dec, 2022 @6:40 PM

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Rail fares in England to increase by up to 5.9% in March
Government says it has made its biggest ever intervention to keep rise below inflation, but Labour condemns ‘sick joke’

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

22, Dec, 2022 @2:10 PM

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North of England rail chaos stems from ‘toxic combination’ of issues, MPs hear
Late, inadequate and overbooked trains are costing the regional economy half a billion pounds a year

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

14, Dec, 2022 @3:11 PM

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