Online rail retailer Redspottedhanky.com has claimed an industry first by scrapping its booking fees. The move comes as official figures show that people are making more than 3.6 million trips by rail a day in the UK.
The company has launched a TV campaign to mark the end of its booking fees. Company director James Bain said: “With the recent rises in rail fares, train travellers don’t need or want to be paying more for their tickets.
“Now, travellers can access the best available fares without the added burden of debit card fees, booking fees, delivery or vending machine charges.”
He added: “We are experiencing an exciting time in the train travel industry. It is once again becoming the dominant form of transport for business and leisure travel.”