Rail prices halved on a million off-peak and advanced tickets amid cost of living crisis – but move will not help commuters
Sky News says the price of more than a million train tickets will be cut by up to half in April and May as the government seeks to ease cost of living pressures – but commuters will not benefit as only off-peak and advanced tickets are included in the sale.
Dubbed the Great British Rail Sale, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that from today, the price of selected train tickets will be slashed by up to 50% with many others having “very substantial reductions”.
Describing the move as “just one small part of tackling the cost of living”, Mr Shapps said the sale will offer people “the opportunity to visit friends and family” and to use the rail network perhaps for the first time since the COVID pandemic began.
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