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First Great Western: 12 week advance rail fares on sale

  • 3 March 2014
  • From the section England
Main line at Dawlish in February
The main rail line at Dawlish was destroyed by storms in February

Rail commuters in the South West can buy tickets up to 12 weeks in advance for the first time since storms and flooding hit the area.

First Great Western (FGW) was only able to offer tickets two weeks in advance due to disruption to the service.

Booking up to three months ahead will be possible from 18 April, when the line at Dawlish, Devon should be fixed.

FGW is also offering discounted fares to people travelling on services hit by the Dawlish line closure.

A 25% discount will apply to all on-the-day journeys that pass through the affected area and will remain in place until the line reopens.

The line at Dawlish was wrecked by a series of storms which hit the South West in February.

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