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Confusing train ticket jargon axed as rail bosses aim to simplify pricing on 100,000 routes | VIVA Lifestyle Magazine

Changes being made by rail companies this week will mean jargon has been slashed on tickets, making it easier for passengers to buy and use the right ticket.

Train companies will be making it even easier to get the right ticket for people travelling on over 100,000 routes by slashing jargon such as ‘Any Permitted’ and replacing it with clearer descriptions about which routes a ticket is valid for. It will be blank if the journey follows a direct route, with no changes – e.g. Manchester Airport to Heald Green.

The move will mean that over the last two years, jargon has been cut from over 1.1 million routes. The latest batch of jargon-free tickets will be available to book from 11 August.

Efforts to make language clearer include replacing grouped stations, for example, ‘London Terminals’ with the specific station name when validity is limited to this station making things a lot less cryptic while travelling across the UK.

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Confusing train ticket jargon axed as rail bosses aim to simplify pricing on 100,000 routes | VIVA Lifestyle Magazine.

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