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Virgin Trains scraps peak fares for this day

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To ease overcrowding, Virgin Trains has announced plans to permanently remove all peak-hour restrictions to trains that travel on Friday afternoons from London Euston station.

“Virgin deserves praise for testing a real practice improvement in the service they offer hard-pressed passengers, and for following through to make a permanent change when demand clearly speaks for itself,” Transport Focus’ chief executive Anthony Smith told the BBC, adding: “Virgin’s experience suggests some clear lessons for other operators too – we do hope others do not wait long to follow suit.”

Customers can now choose to travel any time in the afternoon, and they will be charged off-peak ticket prices.

Many travellers took to Twitter to welcome the move:




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