Speaking about the Department for Transport announcement that LNER will begin trials in January 2020 of a new fare system,
Anthony Smith, Chief Executive of independent watchdog Transport Focus said today:
“Transport Focus has long argued that passengers want a simpler, modern fares system which matches the way people now travel.
“A proper trial of single leg ticketing on selected routes is long overdue and will be widely welcomed.
“This trial represents a significant step towards the development of rail fares that are simple to understand, easy to use and could save passengers money. LNER passengers using routes involved in this trial will be better able to mix and match tickets to suit their needs and preferences.”