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ScotRail have confiscated 10,000 tickets and handed out £17,000 in fines to lockdown fare-dodgers in the past few months. The rail firm is cracking down on customers taking advantage of reduced staff numbers during the pandemic to avoid paying the full price of their journey.
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Rail fares in England and Wales will increase by 2.6% on Monday, the first time the government has chosen to put up prices above RPI inflation since 2013, in a move that has been criticised for further pricing middle income earners out of rail travel and undermining the governments green credentials. The price rise comes despite calls for freezes or even discounts to help attract passengers back to the railways.
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Innovative discounts to attract passengers onto trains post-lockdown are being investigated by Scotlands main operator.
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Highland Liberal Dems have set out plans to improve public transport by empowering Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (Hitrans) with more funding to develop and operate its own integrated ticketing scheme.
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The RMT trade union has written to the government calling for a suspension of on-train revenue protection and ticket inspection duties at all Train Operating Companies for the duration of the coronavirus lockdown.
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ScotRail is working on overhauling its ticketing options as it expects post-pandemic travel patterns to be dramatically altered.
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Rail campaigners are calling for a new type of rail ticket for people who spend only part of their working time in the workplace. Neil Middleton, a director of Railfuture who is leading the campaign, said: 'There's often an enormous gap between the price per journey for someone travelling five days a week with a season ticket and someone who travels two or three days a week “ our proposal aims to bridge this gap.'
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Passengers on Scotland's main train operator will see ticket prices going up by up to 2 per cent less than on other rail firms.
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Transport chiefs have written to rail firms to demand they introduce flexible season tickets next year. But Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is facing a standoff with Chancellor Rishi Sunak over the plans.
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It will make it more affordable to return to university in 2021 following the decision to stagger the return over at least six weeks.
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It's time to welcome back the Itison voucher scheme just in time for Christmas.
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The UK Government must look to reform the way rail fares are set to meet the needs of changing working patterns post-pandemic, the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) has said.
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Peak fares to be withdrawn to give customers greater flexibility and help maintain social distancing onboard trains.
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