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    Train tickets: Rail industry plans fares shake-up.

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    Train tickets: Rail industry plans fares shake-up.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 08 May 2018, 11:43 am

    Britain's rail companies are to launch a public consultation aimed at making ticketing fairer and easier to use.

    The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents rail firms, said about 55 million different fares exist in the current system.

    A passenger group said reform was "overdue".

    The industry admits passengers are not currently always offered the cheapest fare available due to "long-standing anomalies" such as split ticketing.

    That means it can be cheaper for passengers to buy several tickets for a single journey than just one ticket.

    Read more on this article from The BBC News HERE




    I am sure that regular commuters and travellers already know that it can be much cheaper to buy multiple tickets for one journey than buy a single ticket.

    But, it would be great if the bamboozling ticketing systems were simplified so that this stupid situation no longer existed.

    Let's just wait and see if the watchdogs DO in fact sort out these problems.


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    Re: Train tickets: Rail industry plans fares shake-up.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 10 May 2018, 10:52 am

    And, about time too, as the fares system across the country are totally outrageous.

    When buying two tickets to complete any one journey is cheaper than buying a single ticket things need to get sorted out as quickly as possible.
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    Re: Train tickets: Rail industry plans fares shake-up.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 11 May 2018, 11:54 am

    Yes, this is something that I am going to be watching very closely, as the watchdogs have a great chance here to simplify how we buy our rail tickets.


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    Re: Train tickets: Rail industry plans fares shake-up.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 12 May 2018, 11:35 am

    I am a bit suspicious of this as the group that are going to make the survey are the same group - RDG - that represents the rail-companies.

    It is a bit like letting the wolves plan for the future of the sheep.

    It should be the government that should be making these moves as the rail companies have far too many axes to grind.
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    Re: Train tickets: Rail industry plans fares shake-up.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 13 May 2018, 11:45 am

    Well spotted Angie.

    Yes, if the RDG make the right kind of suggestions on how these anomalies can be stopped I would hope that the watchdog, the Office of Rail and Road, or ( ORR ), should step in and do what needs to be done.

    Find them HERE


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    Re: Train tickets: Rail industry plans fares shake-up.

    Post by zathrus on Wed 23 May 2018, 10:53 am

    AND, in the interim, the East Coast train service has been taken back into the public domain.

    I feel that the whole rail service and the infrastructure should be renationalised permanently NOW.
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    Re: Train tickets: Rail industry plans fares shake-up.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 25 May 2018, 1:02 pm

    Yes, I think that almost all left wingers are of this opinion.

    It WILL happen if Labour get back in at the next general election as they have promised as much while in opposition.


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