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To: UK train operators
Stop rip off train ticket machines
Simplify train fares so those buying tickets either online, from a ticket office or a machine are charged the same amount.
Why is this important?
Train travel is expensive, but did you know buying a ticket from a machine at the station could cost you more than twice the price compared to buying online? This is because the best value fares are either unavailable or hidden among several options on many machines.
Consumer group Which? found in its research that there were several factors why a ticket machine may be more expensive. Some may not offer cheaper advance fares or split-ticketing, or make off-peak fares less visible.
We need to strike while the iron is hot and demand they stamp out this rip-off way of doing business once and for all.