Urges People to Book in Advance to Avoid Fare Rises

Monday, December 6, 2010

LONDON, December 7, 2010 - is encouraging customers to book train tickets ahead
of time in order to prevent them paying more than they need, now that many
fares have been increased. Train travellers across the UK booking tickets for
the New Year will be faced with higher fares, with an average increase of 5.8
per cent for journeys made from January 2011.

Analysis by shows that despite an average increase,
train companies have not raised their cheapest fares, giving train travellers
the opportunity to save money by booking train tickets ( in advance.

"Train companies have not increased their cheapest fares, which is
especially important at a time when the whole of the country is feeling the
squeeze," says Andrea Morgan, director,

Whilst the cheapest fares have not been increased the more expensive
fares have. Peak time travellers who buy from the station on the day of
travel will be hardest hit with most intercity routes increasing by more than
the average.

In order to avoid the increase in fares, Andrea Morgan strongly urges
customers to book in advance online. To save even more train travellers
should consider changing the times they travel to off peak.

"Very few of the cheapest ticket prices offered in 2010 by train
operators will increase in 2011. Journeys between London and Sheffield
actually cheaper in 2011 by 7.4 per cent," continued Andrea Morgan.

Booking train tickets in advance (
ts/) online can save passengers money on the fare, compared to tickets bought
at the ticket office on the day of travel. These cheap train tickets
( are usually released by train operators up
to 12 weeks in advance of the journey.

About is an online travel retailer, providing an easy way
for leisure and business travellers to compare and book train tickets online
using its lowest fare finder tool. Most notably, offers
something truly unique when buying train tickets online: it is the first ever
British online retailer to offer loyalty points that can be redeemed against
future train travel for any journey in Great Britain including trains to
London ( For
regular train travellers in these cash-strapped times, participation in the
loyalty scheme would allow them to earn points for redemption against future
rail travel and be rewarded beyond the price of a single ticket.

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    Caroline Crouch
    Atos Origin
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    Regents Place
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PR Contact: Caroline Crouch, Atos Origin, 4 Triton Square, Regents Place, London, NW1 3HG, +44(0)20-7830-4233

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