The Independent

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.

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