Thursday, June 29, 2006

Overcrowded trains or roads?

Train fares double in secret deal by ministers

By Ben Webster, Transport Correspondent

From the Times Online

The good news seems to be that First Capital Connect has had a rethink on the off peak fares from Brookmans Park and Welham Green.

A spokesman for First, which has rebranded the Thameslink franchise as First Capital Connect, said that it expected to reduce the number of passengers on trains between 4.30pm and 7pm by 13 per cent. First will announce today a partial retreat by reducing the number of stations affected from 37 to 27.

The previous rules on the use of cheap fares will be reintroduced at Cuffley, Bayford, Watton at Stone, Brookmans Park, Welham Green, Radlett, Hatfield, Hertford North, Welwyn Garden City and Potters Bar.


At Friday, June 30, 2006 9:45:00 am, Blogger David Brewer said...

Important additional information also in the forum)

First Capital Connect told me this morning that the restricted fares STILL apply for Brookmans Park and Welham Green, however they are reviewing the scheme and it's likely that both stations will be removed from the restrictions on Monday July 10 - although they were not able to confirm this date.

So it seems that those travelling on off peak tickets will still not be able to return between 16:30 and 19:01 until then.



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