Rail Fares to Triple as Saver Tickets Face Axe
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT
RAIL travellers face huge fare increases under government moves to scrap cheap saver tickets, it was claimed today.
Passengers could be forced to pay standard fares even if they travel off-peak.
That could double the cost of travelling on some of the most busy and popular lines, with the rises in other cases being even higher.
A saver return from London to Birmingham currently costs as little as [pounds sterling]26.
The standard open return fare is four times as BY JOE MURPHY Political Editor high - [pounds sterling]108. A journey from the capital to Manchester and back costs as little as [pounds sterling]57.10. …
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Publication information: Article title: Rail Fares to Triple as Saver Tickets Face Axe. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Evening Standard (London, England). Publication date: January 20, 2006. Page number: 2. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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