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Sharp increase in rail ticket prices in UK

Sharp increase in rail ticket prices in UK

2 January 2018 Rail & Coach News

Rail fares have gone up by an average of 3.4 per cent in the UK, the highest increase in five years. While protests are planned across the country in opposition to the rise, the department for transport argued increases were capped in line with inflation.

UK government announces £400m in infrastructure spending for north England

UK government announces £400m in infrastructure spending for north England

2 October 2017 Rail & Coach News

The UK government has backed transport improvements across the northern of England with £400 million of extra funding. More than £100 million will go towards local road schemes to bust congestion pinch-points and speed up journeys, while an extra £300 million will help push forward plans for Northern Powerhouse Rail to bolster links between Northern towns and cities with more frequent and faster services.

End in sight for Southern Rail strikes

End in sight for Southern Rail strikes

2 February 2017 Rail & Coach News

Following two weeks of intensive talks, ASLEF and GTR Southern have reached a provision agreement on the long-running dispute between the two. The talks have sought to resolve the on-going dispute between train divers and Southern Rail.

UK train companies to overhaul ticketing systems

UK train companies to overhaul ticketing systems

1 February 2017 Rail & Coach News

Changes to rail fares that would guarantee customers simpler fares and the best possible deal every time they travel are set to be trialled by train companies. Passengers on trains between London and Sheffield or Scotland will be among the first to benefit from an overhaul of rail fare regulations as part of the tests agreed between train companies and the government.

CrossCountry waives Advance admin fees

CrossCountry waives Advance admin fees

10 January 2017 Rail & Coach News

In a rail industry exclusive, leading train company CrossCountry has announced it has removed the administration fee charged when customers need to change the date or time of their Advance ticket. Because Advance tickets are intended for specific trains and set times, the rail industry charges a £10 administration fee if a customer needs to change their plans.