rail fares

To drive out the tax avoiders, the EU must reimburse states that depend on them

To drive out the tax avoiders, the EU must reimburse states that depend on them

An initiative against tax havens has been voted down by states who cannot afford to lose the revenue such status bringsFor the time being, the European commission has lost its battle with the EU’s tax
UK rail fares to rise 2.7% in January

UK rail fares to rise 2.7% in January

Labour says latest above-inflation rise means fares have risen at double the rate of wages over a decadeRail fares in Britain across the board will rise by an average of 2.7% in January, train
I was charged with a crime and £135 costs after I forgot my railcard

I was charged with a crime and £135 costs after I forgot my railcard

I understood from your article that it was OK to ‘forget it once without being charged a fortune’I have just read your article “Now you can forget your railcard once without being charged a fortune”.
Pacer train passengers deserve fare cuts, say northern England leaders

Pacer train passengers deserve fare cuts, say northern England leaders

Northern Rail urged to compensate people forced to use outdated ‘buses-on-rails’Leading politicians in northern England have demanded a cut in fares on routes that still use the much-derided Pacer
Pacer train passengers deserve fare cuts, say northern England leaders

Pacer train passengers deserve fare cuts, say northern England leaders

Northern Rail urged to compensate people forced to use outdated ‘buses-on-rails’Leading politicians in northern England have demanded a cut in fares on routes that still use the much-derided Pacer
Without the Beeching report there might not have been Brexit

Without the Beeching report there might not have been Brexit

The reshaping of the railways left deep scars, with towns and villages isolated, and London all-importantThere are expert government reports that quickly gather dust. There are reports that seem as if
Without the Beeching report there might not have been Brexit

Without the Beeching report there might not have been Brexit

The reshaping of the railways left deep scars, with towns and villages isolated, and London all-importantThere are expert government reports that quickly gather dust. There are reports that seem as if
One minute my LNER train ticket was valid, the next it wasn’t

One minute my LNER train ticket was valid, the next it wasn’t

I was assured I could take a later train when my one was full, but the inspector demanded £88 to stay onOn a journey from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh Waverley with LNER, I had a ticket for the
Why can't I get a refund for a 16-25 railcard when there's a better deal?

Why can't I get a refund for a 16-25 railcard when there's a better deal?

The £30 card offers a third off fares – but now the 16-17 Saver gives you 50%In June I bought a 16-25 railcard for my daughter, in readiness for her to start travelling by train to sixth form college
Thousands of UK rail travellers overcharged for not having a ticket

Thousands of UK rail travellers overcharged for not having a ticket

Eight firms fail to implement fare-dodging rule change introduced in April 2018As many as 10,000 rail travellers have been overcharged after being caught and penalised for not having a valid
Rail fares to rise by 2.8% in January

Rail fares to rise by 2.8% in January

The latest increase will add more than £100 to many annual season ticketsRail fares will rise by 2.8% in January, it has been confirmed, prompting campaigners to demand a fairer formula for
Fare rises will drive passengers from railway,  unions warn

Fare rises will drive passengers from railway, unions warn

TUC says cost of train travel has increased by twice as much as wages over past decadeCampaigners and unions have warned that ever higher train fares risk driving passengers off the railway, as a
UK railway needs revolution not evolution, says review chief

UK railway needs revolution not evolution, says review chief

Independent chair says franchise system no longer credible and state needs to step back for ‘complete overhaul’The government should take a “step back” from the UK railway, which could potentially be
Give a great woman artist her due | Brief letters

Give a great woman artist her due | Brief letters

Immigration | Louise Bourgeois | Lionesses | Train travel | HeadlinesWhat irony that MPs are suggesting making it easier for Indians to come to Britain (Report, 25 June), in order to get trade deals,
The case for rural public transport | Letters

The case for rural public transport | Letters

We need to invest in country buses and trains, writes Jenny Gray. Sue Owen praises Manchester’s trams, while Mick Marchington bemoans the slowness of northern cross-country rail servicesIn total
Is devolution the way forward for railways? | Letters

Is devolution the way forward for railways? | Letters

Rail does not need to compete with itself to provide better services, it needs central direction, says Les Summers. Better integrated transport in and between our northern cities is key, says Henri
Virgin Trains calls for airline-style fares and seating for all

Virgin Trains calls for airline-style fares and seating for all

Unions say proposal is a ‘recipe for chaos’ and a ‘mirror of the deregulated bus market’Virgin Trains has called for a new national rail ticketing system with airline-style fares and reserved seats
Virgin Trains and avoiding chaos | Letters

Virgin Trains and avoiding chaos | Letters

Iain Cameron Williams praises Richard Branson, but Robert Snape does not harbour such fond memories of his train service. Ian Pickles approves of the Guardian’s coverage of railway upgradesI was
Assange has been collared. His cat knows the feeling | Brief letters

Assange has been collared. His cat knows the feeling | Brief letters

Easter rail travel | Annunziata Rees-Mogg | Julian Assange’s cat | Good news | Kids’ puzzlesFollowing the warning about rail travel over the Easter weekend (Easter travel plans face huge disruption
How can Southern Rail charge two prices for the same journey?

How can Southern Rail charge two prices for the same journey?

The train operator sells fares for £23.10 and £16.20 – but doesn’t steer buyers to the cheapest oneFor some time Southern Railway has offered off-peak day-return tickets from Christ’s Hospital (near