Rail fares

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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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Planes, trains and automobiles: comparing cost, speed and emissions of Sydney-Melbourne travel
With fuel prices at record highs and carbon emissions more important than ever, we look at the ups and downs of ways of getting around locally

Elias Visontay

09, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Thameslink fined me for sitting in wrong seat even though I had a ticket
I didn’t know I’d made a mistake by sitting in first class, but the inspector demanded £88

Miles Brignall

05, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Just how bad do Britain’s trains have to get before the Tories act? | Helen Pidd
In the north of England in particular, rail companies such as Avanti are causing misery on a daily basis. This cannot go on, says Guardian North of England editor Helen Pidd

Helen Pidd

24, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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How to save on UK rail fares: all the tips and tricks
From using one of nine railcards to splitting a journey into separate train tickets

Miles Brignall

14, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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UK set for new wave of strikes as civil servants and train drivers vote for action – as it happened
This live blog has now closed

Andrew Sparrow

10, Nov, 2022 @5:49 PM

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Fines for fare dodging on trains in England to rise from £20 to £100
DfT says current penalty no longer acts as deterrent for evasion, which costs taxpayers about £240m a year

Mabel Banfield-Nwachi

27, Oct, 2022 @3:14 PM

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Heritage railway takes on Avanti with first class west coast service
Locomotive Intercity promises cheaper tickets and comfier seats on its Friday service between London and Manchester

Helen Pidd North of England editor

19, Aug, 2022 @3:37 PM

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