Cut-price rail tick­ets launched

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Court Reports -

CUT-price train travel which aims to com­pen­sate Fifers for poor rail ser­vices has been launched.

Sco­tRail’s “Fife Fiver” cam­paign of­fers £5 day re­turn tick­ets from any­where in Fife to Ed­in­burgh and Dundee.

The rail com­pany said the pro­mo­tional fare was in recog­ni­tion of the fact the Fife cir­cle route had been badly af­fected by de­lays, stop-skip­ping and over­crowd­ing.

But the t wo-month scheme will only ap­ply to ser­vices be­tween 10am3.30pm and at week­ends.

The scheme means those mak­ing the 50-mile jour­ney from Leuchars to Ed­in­burgh will see a sav­ing of £12.70 on an off­peak day re­turn, while those trav­el­ling from Nor th Queens­ferry t o Dundee will save £16.10.

Sco­tRail Al­liance man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Alex Hynes said: “Next year we’ll be in­tro­duc­ing an ex­tra 5,000 seats per day on trains in Fife but in the mean­time this pro­mo­tional ticket will mean that most Fifers will pay no more than £5 for their jour­ney when trav­el­ling off-peak.”

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