Ticket sales grind to halt for Trainline due to strikes
Online rail ticketing business Trainline has said annual ticket sales fell short of expectations, as rail strikes left it nursing a hit of up to £6m a day. The group said ongoing industrial action on UK railways cost it £5m to £6m in gross sales impact on average per strike day. It said overall group net ticket sales jumped 72 per cent to a record £4.3bn in the year to 28 February, as travel recovered from the pandemic. But in a threeyear comparison with pre-Covid levels, growth was 16 per cent, slightly behind the group’s expectations of between 18 per cent and 27 per cent, “primarily given the impact of industrial action in the UK”, according to Trainline.