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Virgin Trains Plans its Own Split-Ticketing App

Virgin wants to help people pay less for train tickets, but it also doesn't want to make it too easy to do so. So it's going to launch a specific app for purchasing split-tickets, making it at least slightly easier to break down long journeys into shorter, hopefully cheaper, linked-up regional hauls. Read More >>

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Bankrupt Airline Bailout Tax Could Add 50p to a Flight Ticket

The nation could face a small new tax on the cost of flying overseas soon, with a review of the conditions of flight saying that a fee of around 50p per plane ticket should go into an emergency pool of money to get stranded passengers home should their airline go bust. Read More >>

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PAYG Travel for National Rail on the Cards for 2020

The government has opened a new public consultation on What To Do About Train Tickets?, with one of the key proposed ideas being a national launch of a tap in/out PAYG travel system, as used to such success in the barriers and stations of London's transport network. Read More >>

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Scotrail Cancels Free Train Tickets for Kids

One of the benefits of taking children anywhere is about to be taken away by the Scrooges at Scotrail, which is about to end the free travel tickets for children deal it's been running for years. Read More >>

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Virgin Trains Makes Cheap Tickets Work on Friday Afternoons

Virgin Trains is trying a little something to make getting to your internet girlfriend on a Friday evening slightly easier – it is removing Friday afternoon from the peak ticket restriction period for all trains leaving London Euston, so more departures are accessible for people with cheaper off-peak tickets. Read More >>

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Ticketmaster Closes its Reseller Sites

The modern pop culture hate crime of scalping people for gig tickets is about to get a little harder to pull off, with market leader Ticketmaster saying it's giving up on trying to make money on selling things twice by closing its resale portals. Read More >>

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Cheap Advance Train Tickets Could Go in Massive Industry Shake Up

A group of men sipping tea from chipped Intercity mugs are bored of being told that buying a train ticket is too complicated a task, so have decided it's time to simplify the process. Which is lovely, although one idea they're putting forward won't go down well -- binning advance tickets. Read More >>

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Happy Train Fare Rise Outrage Day

'Tis the season for the rail companies to ruin the Christmases of millions of people, by revealing next year's ticket prices. And you'll never guess what's happened; they've only gone and handed themselves a massive pay rise for the privilege of being shuttled to work in a metal tube of armpits. Read More >>

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Advance Train Ticket Window Shrinks to 10 Minutes Before Travel

Passengers using the train to get somewhere but not being bothered to book in advance are about to strike it slightly richer, with seven train companies reducing the cutoff point for buying Advance tickets to just 10 minutes before travel. Read More >>

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IT Glitch of the Day: Train Ticket Machines Offline Across the Country

Today's calamitous IT failure has been revealed: the trains. Specifically, people trying to buy train tickets this morning noticed that automated machines at stations to travel on many rail franchises were broken, with server issues meaning the systems couldn't process payments, therefore making the buying of tickets impossible. Read More >>

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Amazon Prime Will Show You Blondie for £150

Amazon's Prime members have a new offer open to them today -- concert tickets. Physical concert tickets, sold through Amazon Tickets and non-refundable and non-transferable as is the modern way, for the amazing price of as much as £150. Read More >>

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Iris and Fingerprint Scans Could Eradicate Physical Train Tickets

People trying to think up new ways that more travellers can be rammed onto our trains in less time have come up with an idea -- iris scanning. That way we can shuffle slowly forwards like automatons while being scanned by lasers, without breaking formation to get angry with a ticket machine. That'll be nice. Read More >>

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Cheaper Train Journeys Promised in Ticket Rules Shakeup

The life hack that is buying loads of single tickets and chaining them together to save money on longer trips is coming to some of our rail franchises, with a rethink of the ticketing system aiming to make buying the cheapest possible ticket the easiest option -- instead of a near-impossible, multi-dimensional logistical battle against an unseen capitalist machine. Read More >>

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Artist Managers Put Gig Tickets Straight On Rip-Off Resale Sites, BBC Finds

An investigation by the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire Show has found that - as you might have guessed if you've bought gig tickets recently - some artist management companies whack them straight onto high-priced resale sites like GetMeIn and Seatwave at vastly inflated prices. Read More >>

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Train Ticket Machines Could be Upgraded to Prioritise Cheapest Fares

The Department for Transport is set to help customers find the cheapest rail fares by forcing train operators to simplify ticketing systems. Read More >>