Ticket sales up at Trainline

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Trainline, which floated on the stock market in June, has issued a trading update on the first six months of its financial year in which it says ticket sales were 19% year-on-year to £1.8bn.

It expects UK consumer revenue growth to be lower in the second half and said it would make "some additional marketing investment" to support the growth of its international business.

"As most rail and coach tickets continue to be sold offline, and as customers and governments commit to championing more environmental modes of travel, we see significant growth opportunities for Trainline over the long term," said chief executive Clare Gilmartin.

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August bank holiday travel disruptions

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Rail passengers are being told not to travel on the East Coast Main Line this weekend, amid major upgrade work.

For the first time in 20 years there's a planned closure of the line with King's Cross Station shut altogether and nothing running south of Peterborough.

There will be some services further north, but LNER has a restricted timetable and Grand Central trains are all off.

Network Rail is carrying out 448 engineering projects over the weekend.

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