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Students to avoid changing journey fees this Christmas

Students who may have already booked their train tickets to travel home for Christmas, before the recent announcement of the student travel window, can now rebook their tickers to travel between 3-9 December without paying further fees.

Those who bought an Advance ticket before November 11th for a date of travel after the 9th of December can now change their Advance tickets to travel during the window without paying any extra fees of up to £10.

Flexible tickets such as Off Peak or Anytime can already be rebooked to another date without payment of an admin fee.

The window from 3-9 December, overlapping with the end of the winter term, guarantees that students can return home once the national lockdown restrictions have been lifted whilst reducing the risk of transmission of the virus to others.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “Students will be eager to be at home with their families after an unprecedented autumn term, and travelling during this window enables them to do so as safely as possible.

“By waiving change of journey fees, they can now rebook their tickets without being left out of pocket.”

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