Rail fares

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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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Rail passengers in England and Wales could see biggest fare rise since 2012
Commuters could face 4.8% increase in January as campaigners call for price freeze to help cut emissions

Jasper Jolly

18, Aug, 2021 @3:58 PM

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‘Idea of commuting fills me with dread’: workers on returning to the office
Staff warily contemplate going back to work as business leaders say it is vital to boost urban economy

Jedidajah Otte

05, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Flexible rail season tickets in England: are the savings any good?
When workers head back to the office part-time they are often better off with existing deals

Miles Brignall

26, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Flexible rail season tickets in England criticised over savings claims
Government scheme aims to suit ‘modern working habits’ amid Covid-19 pandemic

Gwyn Topham and Kalyeena Makortoff

21, Jun, 2021 @11:08 AM

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The Observer view on the launch of Great British Railways | Observer editorial
The rebranding is a lost chance to transform and offer genuine public benefit

Observer editorial

23, May, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Concern about potential fare rises as government unveils rail changes
Grant Shapps says Great British Railways will be simpler and will ‘bring down overall costs’

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

20, May, 2021 @5:46 PM

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How is the UK government planning to change the rail network?
Ministers say Great British Railways will mean a simpler, more accountable system, but how will it work?

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

20, May, 2021 @5:05 PM

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Great British Railways plan aims to simplify privatised system
Government sets out ‘bold new vision’ for train industry that includes focus on efficiency

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

19, May, 2021 @9:30 PM

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UK railways brace for shake-up and cuts as long-overdue review arrives
Biggest change since 90s privatisation looks to halt franchise failures, reform fares and, for the Treasury, slash costs

Gwyn Topham

16, May, 2021 @3:40 PM

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Rail fares rise by 2.6% in England and Wales
Ticket costs to go up by more than RPI inflation for first time since 2013 amid concerns about high prices

Gwyn Topham and Joanna Partridge

01, Mar, 2021 @12:00 AM

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