AIRLINE-STYLE rail fares that are cheaper the earlier you book are on the way for the railways.
Cheap saver tickets bought on the day are set to be scrapped, forcing families to book earlier or pay more. But early-bird bookers could get even better bargains than now, with longdistance fares at as little as Pounds 1.
The sweeping shake-up is aimed at revitalising rail travel by offering giveaway prices for families planning trips in advance while pushing up the cost to business people who need to travel on the same day.
Transport Secretary Alistair Darling is flatly opposed to abolishing cheap tickets altogether but thinks the current system of saver …