Rail passengers face more expensive fares and timetable chaos after window for advance tickets is shortened
Rail passengers who are used to booking well ahead stand to miss out on some of the cheapest train tickets because of a delay in finalising timetables.
Advance fares normally go on sale 12 weeks before travel, but some will now be held back until operators know which trains will be affected by engineering work. Passengers who do book further ahead could also find that their scheduled service is cancelled.
This is because for six months from May 20, Network Rail, which is responsible for managing Britain's rail infrastructure, has chosen to reduce the amount of notice it gives train... read more
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