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How to beat the rail fares rise – ticket guide out today

15 August 2017

Do you find train fares complicated and confusing?

Are you worried that you might buy a more expensive train ticket than you need?

To help passengers beat the rail fares rise Transport Focus has launched a new online guide, Rail fares: top tips for getting a good deal: transportfocus.org.uk/traintickets

In our latest survey more than half of passengers feel they are not getting value for money. This guide provides practical ways to help passengers get the best deal.

From what ticket to buy, when the best time to buy tickets is and where to buy, the guide provides a comprehensive summary on how to navigate your way through the system.

David Sidebottom, director of Transport Focus, tells passengers how they can make savings. Here are David’s tips top to make sure you get your tickets at the best price.

1. Get organised early: sign up to ticket alerts to get first chance of buying the cheapest tickets 12 weeks or more in advance

2. Split your ticket: combining two or more tickets for a journey may save you money – but check out the small print first

3. Look for special offers: always check the website of the train company you are travelling on for any special offers. If in doubt look at National Rail website to find out who runs the service.

You can explore all our top tips on how to find the best fare here.

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