Train ticket revamp could actually hurt customers, says Rail Future

'Simplifying train ticket sales could mean customers lose out on the cheapest deals', says Rail Future

The rail fare system is to be overhauled

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Simplifying train ticket sales could actually mean customers lose out on the cheapest deals set by train companies, says Rail Future. 

Train ticket sales are to be overhauled in order to allow passengers to find the cheapest deals more easily. A trial of the new system will start in May on selected routes. 

Spokesman Bruce Williamson, from independent rail campaign group Rail Future told Julia Hartley-Brewer that, due to "anomalies that have been inherited from the days of British Rail," it could be difficult to simplify the system "without removing those cheap tickets" set by train companies. 

Currently he believes the price of train tickets is "driving people off the trains and onto the road," and that is "very much at odds with a Government which claims to be green."

Listen to the full interview above