Rail fares

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Rail strikes: when are they and how bad will the disruption be?
What we know about the RMT strikes in late June and why they are happening

Gwyn Topham

08, Jun, 2022 @4:50 PM

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Rail strikes: more talks this week to avert shutdown in Britain
Tickets will be refunded if national strikes go ahead, Rail Delivery Group chair says

Gwyn Topham and Joanna Partridge

08, Jun, 2022 @2:40 PM

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Time and money: why Londoners refuse to drop working from home
Costly fares and long commutes blamed as only one in 10 workers in capital think full-time office return likely

Phillip Inman

08, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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UK train tickets: the great rail sale is on – but is there a catch?
One million tickets are up for grabs at up to half-price to encourage people back to the train but don’t get too excited

Miles Brignall

23, Apr, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Government plan to tempt UK back to trains dismissed as gimmick
Labour and unions say ‘Great British Rail sale’ will do nothing for commuters who have suffered steep fare rises

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

18, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Train fares to rise by 3.8% in England and Wales as London tube strike begins
Increase in passengers’ rail costs will add to Britain’s wider cost of living crisis

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

28, Feb, 2022 @12:12 PM

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Cost of living squeeze: how much worse off will you be in 2022?
From energy bills to food, national insurance to rail fares, households will take a hit this year

Miles Brignall and Hilary Osborne

08, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Rail fares to increase by 3.8% in March
Industry welcomes decision not to raise fares above July’s RPI inflation rate as some had feared

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

17, Dec, 2021 @11:52 AM

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Faster trains and cheaper tickets to boost European rail travel in new strategy
European Commission proposals aim to encourage cross-border and long-distance train journeys

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

14, Dec, 2021 @7:09 PM

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Ministers postponed announcement of fares increase after backlash to rail plan
Exclusive: news of 3.8% rise delayed over reaction to downgraded rail investment in the north, leak shows

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

01, Dec, 2021 @8:49 PM

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FirstGroup to launch budget London to Edinburgh rail service next month
The service, branded Lumo, say 60% of seats will cost £30 or less with a max fare of £69 one-way

Gwyn Topham

07, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘I’m utterly sick of it’: UK workers on returning to the commute
Seven people talk about the pandemic has affected their perspective on travelling to work

Clea Skopeliti and Rachel Obordo

28, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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