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. Feeling flush one recent Saturday afternoon at Victoria, I asked for a first-class train ticket to Brighton. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Should first-class train travel be abolished? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 08:00:00 AM
. Feeling flush one recent Saturday afternoon at Victoria, I asked for a first-class train ticket to Brighton. ...
How to reform student finance? Let’s start with interest rates image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
.... Even the Office for National Statistics dropped RPI as a formal national statistic, saying in 2013 that it did “not meet international standards”. But it seems it is good enough for students – plus anyone who buys train tickets, which also go up in line with RPI, currently 3. ...
UK commuters brace for rail fares hike of 3.5% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 06:55:16 AM
....Regulated fares make up almost half of all tickets and include season tickets and standard returns. Fewer than half (47%) of passengers are satisfied with the value for money of train tickets, according to the latest survey by passenger watchdog Transport Focus. ...
Have we reached 'peak London' as millennials leave in record numbers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 11:05:04 PM
....But the report lists St Albans, Dartford and Cambridge as the top destinations for leavers, meaning it’s unlikely they’ll be doing any of these things, as their jobs will still be in London and they’ll be too knackered (and poor) from the commute. Even for those moving beyond the boundary of what is thought reasonably commutable (an ever-extending boundary, which now takes in Bristol at £11,000 for an annual train ticket), skills and a can-do attitude only go so far; you can’t magic industries or professions out of thin air. ...
'Anomaly' blamed for £10k first class railway ticket image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 01:36:50 PM
. A train ticket between two towns just 64 miles apart has been offered for £10,000 by a rail operator's website. ...
From London to the south of France: when trains are cheaper than a flight image
....It turns out that in terms of cost, the train can sometimes beat the plane – or at the very least give it a good run for its money. A Guardian Money price test found that a family of four travelling at the height of this summer’s school holiday can get train tickets from London to Bordeaux and back for £428 all-in, which includes taxes and a decent baggage allowance. ...
Great Western Railway's refund was way overdue image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:00:27 AM
. I booked online two return train tickets from London to Exeter. ...
Now you can forget your railcard (once) without being charged a fortune image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 04:13:36 PM
. A stony-faced inspector approaches, and passengers fumble in panic for their train tickets. ...
More than half of new-build homes 'have major faults', plus the best city cycle schemes image
....Does YouGov ever pay out for surveys or is it a sham?. Going nowhere as French train tickets are a no-show. ...
Is Ticketclever the way to put rail fares back on track? We find out image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 07:01:22 AM
. A new train ticket website is promising to save passengers as much as 60% on rail fares by finding route combinations and “split ticket” deals not normally available on standard booking systems. ...
Train ticket pricing due for overhaul; plus, Nissan owners driven to anger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 03:18:38 PM
....Hello and welcome to this week’s Money Talks – a roundup of the week’s biggest stories and some things you may have missed. Overhaul of UK train ticket pricing to be trialled in May. ...
Rail fares cost commuters up to 14% of their income, says study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 12:01:38 AM
....”. Grayling said: “Thanks to action by the government on train ticket prices, wages are growing faster than regulated fares. ...
The Crusader: Joy as ‘ghost train’ tab settled image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 02:22:00 PM
.... . “The issue with train tickets is that, if a breach of contract occurs, the normal contractual rules do not apply and so the customer then has to look at each train company’s national charter in order to establish their rights,” she explains. ...
Plans for 'simpler, more modern' UK train fare system to be announced image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 12:34:47 AM
....Rail passengers could be given a boost under government plans to make it clearer which is the cheapest ticket option available to them. Ministers are planning an overhaul of the complex train ticketing system, under which many passengers end up paying more than is necessary for their travel. ...
Two-hour daily commute 'on rise among UK workers' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 03:19:13 PM
...."I've been doing this for months and am surprised how many people do the same route," he said. Mr Seymour, 43, said the £5,000 cost of train tickets, not including petrol and parking, was worth it to avoid the upheaval of relocating. ...
Killer bots image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of October 2016 11:06:54 PM
....Although most people now use The Trainline via a smartphone and many regular users have installed its app, the company is keen to investigate what bots can do, Mr Moore says. For booking train tickets, a website or an app is profoundly better than using a bot, he maintains, but there are times when an app falls short and a conversation handled by a bot may be better. ...
Join a club that can help drive down the cost of car ownership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of October 2016 05:59:09 AM
....Rachael Leach, a marketing manager in Earlsfield, doesn’t need a car to get around London, but rents one through the easyCar Club instead of taking the train on weekend trips outside the capital. “It is a lot more flexible than travelling on the train network at scheduled times, and costs around the same as two train tickets,” the 28-year-old says. ...
UK rail fares to rise by 1.9% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of August 2016 08:32:30 AM
Regulated rail fares to rise by 1.9% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of August 2016 02:16:29 AM
....The government said standards were improving and commuters were now getting a better deal. "Wages are growing faster than train ticket prices thanks to action by the government, and our commitment to cap regulated rail fares in line with inflation will save annual season ticket holders £425 on average in the five years to 2020," said Rail Minister Paul Maynard. ...
Family fun in the long summer hols without it costing you a fortune image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 06:00:24 AM
....“With a bit of forward planning, we can significantly reduce the cost of a day out. On one occasion last summer, I applied for discounted train tickets through Bedford Tourist Information and used these to take the whole family to the beach at Brighton. ...

Revealed: Rail companies' plans to track your movements and make you pay more to stand on packed trains
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. Rail passengers could be forced to pay more to stand on packed trains as the country’s biggest train ticket website plans to monitor their movements to “ease congestion”. ...
The innovators: the virtual train pass that gets you the best fare even after you've travelled image
. Buying a train ticket in Britain can be a trying experience. ...
Anger at EE's Orange webmail problems image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of March 2016 06:28:44 PM
.... John Edwards said he and his wife were worried that they would miss an event because they could not print tickets held in their inbox. "You have got holiday tickets, train tickets, theatre tickets, tennis tickets - you name it. ...
Why internet banking offers a raw deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 5th of March 2016 09:15:39 PM
....Around the world, and across different industries, the internet has cut the cost of doing business. On everything from music to microwaves, and taxis to train tickets. ...
Firms face clampdown over lengthy and confusing small print image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of March 2016 10:05:34 AM
....Javid said: “It seems like everything we buy these days comes with the line ‘terms and conditions apply’. Whether it’s a train ticket, car insurance or downloading an app, we are faced with pages of small print that is difficult to navigate through. ...
Soon you won't need cash to vend snacks and drinks - or buy parking tickets  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of February 2016 12:01:38 AM
.... . • End of the paper train ticket as railways 'go paperless' . ...
Train travel more popular than ever image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of February 2016 12:00:43 AM
Elderly travellers face higher train fares as new smartphone technology replaces paper tickets  image
. Paper train tickets will be replaced with smartphone technology within three years rail bosses have announced, amid warnings that the plans will leave the elderly subsiding younger generations. ...
Tap-and-go card boom leaves elderly at greater risk of 'family fraud' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 09:30:46 PM
...." . • End of the paper train ticket as railways 'go paperless' . ...
Thousands of Virgin West Coast customers short-changed in compensation shambles image
.... Commuters waiting on a platform  Photo: PA. • Savings tricks: how to get cheap train tickets . ...
UK inflation rises unexpectedly image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 09:42:31 AM
.... The biggest rises were in the east of England. Measured by the retail prices index, which is still used to set some train ticket prices and pension payments, and is calculated to include housing costs, inflation was 1. ...
The difficulty of leading a 'unicorn' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of January 2016 12:01:07 AM
....BlaBlaCar - a long distance ride sharing platform - was, like many start-ups, invented to solve a simple problem. Founder and chief executive Frederic Mazzella was trying to get back to his family in time for Christmas, but had left booking his train ticket too late and all the seats were taken. ...
Cost of rail fares increases by 1.1% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of January 2016 01:20:40 AM
....A 1. 1% average increase in the cost of train tickets in England, Wales and Scotland has come into effect. ...
Didn't book ahead? Expect to pay £50 more for Christmas train travel image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 08:43:56 AM
. Rail travellers visiting their families this Christmas face a shock if they have yet to buy their train tickets. ...
Global markets rally ahead of Federal Reserve interest rate decision image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 10:56:00 AM
....Clothing and footwear prices fell, partly offsetting the upward pressure from transport costs and other items such as wine and spirits. Measured on the retail prices index (RPI), which is still used to set some train ticket prices and pension payments, and is calculated to include housing costs, inflation appeared stronger, at 1. ...
Heathrow expansion: The environmental challenges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of December 2015 12:10:16 AM
.... . Heathrow says it's got plans to attract far more staff and passengers onto public transport - things like charging people to drop off by car, car sharing and cheaper train tickets. ...
Trainline's derailed IPO pushes the firm to a loss image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 28th of November 2015 07:02:49 PM
Why I'm buying nothing for a year – no clothes, no holidays, no coffee ... image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of November 2015 10:43:00 AM
....This means no meals out, no cinema trips, no holidays, no gigs unless they’re free, no rounds down the pub, no new clothes, no coffee – you get the idea. It also means I won’t be able to buy train tickets or bus fares so my trusty bicycle will be relied on to get from A to B. ...
Brixton banks on community currency to boost local economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of November 2015 12:23:41 PM
.... People can change their sterling for five, 10 or 20 denominations as part of the system, which has been in use since 2012. Some 800 businesses in the city now accept the community currency for items such as coffees, meals, council tax, electricity bills, train tickets and even pole-dancing lessons. ...
Catching a lift on a private plane image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of November 2015 12:09:11 AM
.... But the company states that, being just a booking platform, it's up to pilots to observe all safety and aviation rules, and to decide whether, and how, to operate each flight. The flight from Benavente to Braga cost approximately half the price of a return train ticket. ...
Train ticket discount offer was a complete waste of money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of November 2015 07:00:06 AM
. In September last year I took a trial month with a firm called Complete Save after seeing a pop-up ad offering a £10 discount off a train ticket booked journey with thetrainline. ...
It’s Opod’oh as travel firm’s booking system fails again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of October 2015 07:00:04 AM
.... We had to pay €550 for two tickets to fly home 11 hours late. A relative drove two hours to collect us in vain, and we were left spending £30 each on train tickets home. ...
Is India's airline sector set to take off? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 25th of September 2015 06:59:44 AM
....90; $15) to make his annual trip home. "I can't afford a flight ticket - I can barely afford a train ticket," he says. ...
English football fans 'getting a bad deal' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 02:38:10 PM
....If cost is a motivation those fans have made a sound financial move. Followers of the Bundesliga can get a return flight out to Dortmund with Easyjet for £114, whereas Chelsea fans wanting to buy a last minute train ticket to see their team play Newcastle on Saturday would pay a minimum of £127 to go there and back. ...
Ride-sharing app Blablacar raises $200m to become Europe's latest unicorn image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 17th of September 2015 04:15:59 AM
.... . Blablacar estimates that the average journey booked through its service is 79pc cheaper than an off-peak single train ticket. ...
Challenging a rail fine cost me £25 – and my train company £1,500 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of September 2015 02:25:19 PM
.... . • Savings tricks: how to get cheap train tickets• 90 minutes to cancel? This is how Sky could be forced to improve . ...
Virgin scraps railcard loophole on West Coast trains image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of August 2015 03:21:17 PM
. Virgin has scrapped a loophole that allowed railcard users to buy cheap West Coast train tickets in a move which that will result in at least one fare rising from £54 to £217. ...
Planning a staycation? The need for travel insurance can really hit home image
....You also can’t claim if the reasons were outside the train company’s control, such as severe weather. What about those add-on policies sold with train tickets? They vary, but may offer redress in areas where the law doesn’t give you any rights, says Citizens Advice. ...
Delayed rail passengers to get cash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 19th of July 2015 12:09:59 AM
....Lisa Howe, Maidstone: It's great that we'll finally get cash back from delays rather than vouchers. My thoughts have always been that my train ticket is my receipt - and therefore, if there are delays, I should get a monetary refund as I would if I'd bought a faulty product. ...
Travelling to Tunisia? Know your rights to a refund image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of July 2015 11:38:50 AM
....If you booked this as part of a package you should be able to claim it back, but if you booked it separately you will need to contact the company you booked through and ask about its cancellation policy. I have other expenses associated with my holiday such as airport parking/train tickets and dog kennels. ...
Virgin Trains East Coast accused of stealth 100% fare increase image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of July 2015 11:29:52 AM
.... “I travel down every week and buy the cheapest fares as soon as they go on sale 12 weeks in advance. I have been doing this ever since the days of GNER, and until now I have been able to buy Darlington to London Kings Cross train tickets for £14. ...
HSS shares dive on disappointing trading update image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 29th of June 2015 10:43:10 AM
.... . Exponent had also hoped to float train tickets business Trainline earlier in the year, but ultimately decided to sell the business to private equity gorup KKR. ...
Fined for standing in first class? I'm taking my train company to court image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of May 2015 04:21:34 PM
.... But for others, it's absolutely about the money. Many people already break the bank finding the cash to buy their train tickets. ...
Rail refund claims quadruple following Clapham Junction commuter chaos  image
.... • Rail passengers stung by backdoor fare rises of 200pc . • Unfair rail fine or unused train tickets? This is how to reclaim your money . ...
Virgin battles Barclaycard to offer longest balance transfer credit card image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 30th of April 2015 12:14:05 PM
.... . All Virgin Money credit card customers have access to "Virgin Money Lounges", as well as offers and discounts on Virgin products such as holidays, train tickets and health club membership. ...
Online train ticket seller bought by American equity firm image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of January 2015 07:54:13 PM
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Rail commuter claims £1,000 ticket money because of train delays image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 2nd of January 2015 01:31:01 PM
.... . Send your story about train ticket troubles - or a refund victory - to kate. ...
City high-flyer banned from working in finance after dodging £42k in train tickets image
. A multimillionaire banker described as “the biggest fare dodger in history” was banned for life from working in financial services yesterday, as he claimed he had failed to pay for train tickets on only “a small number of occasions”. ...
Fare-dodging banker banned from City image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of December 2014 11:28:20 AM
. A London banker who regularly avoided buying a train ticket on his commute to the City has been banned from working in the financial services industry. ...
Internet.org wants to connect India's offline millions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of October 2014 11:05:17 PM
....But not in one poor suburb on the outskirts of Delhi, where youngsters are sent to learn. Sharing a few laptops between them, they're being taught some basic online skills - how to search for information, how to send money to their families in the villages and how to book train tickets. ...
Plan in advance to get the best Christmas train fares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of October 2014 06:00:11 AM
. You might think it is too early to start thinking about Christmas shopping – but don’t let that stop you buying train tickets for the festive period. ...
Christmas trains: you can buy advance fares from today and save up to £148 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of October 2014 11:59:58 AM
.... . "With people starting to think about Christmas earlier and earlier each year, it's worth planning ahead and booking your train tickets early to get the best deals," Iain Hildreth, marketing director at thetrainline. ...
Why it takes 13.75 hours of minimum-wage work to earn a Metrocard in New York image
....Perotta points out that the discussion on affordability of public transport often gets lost in the discussion about the cost of housing. Experts tend to dismiss the pricing of public transport, because compared to the cost of owning a car, what’s $3 for a daily train ticket?. ...

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