Brits face Christmas sprint to book practice tickets throughout UK as Transport Sec warns individuals NOT to journey

BRITS face a Christmas party for train tickets across the country as transport minister warns not to travel.

Festive passengers face the threefold problem of having to pre-book tickets, limited trains and non-cancellable rail works in order to see the family on vacation.

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Travelers are faced with an insane Christmas rush for train ticketsCredit: AlamyGrant Shapps warned people not to travel


Grant Shapps warned people not to travel Credit: AFP or Licensor

Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps warned people “to look very carefully at the route they are taking” when crossing the country.

He added: “We need to understand that the (train) network has limitations, for example caused by the need for some trains to book tickets in advance at this time to avoid overcrowding.

“That is why we will ask people to look very carefully at the transport route they are taking and of course even to decide whether they will travel at all.

“It is the reality of the situation we are in. We will try to do everything we can with the network to do the best we can, but I think people are worth being aware of that busy travel times are a problem. ” ”

He also warned that due to planned engineering work, the network would still be significantly disrupted – which cannot be changed.

Mr. Shapps said the fixes to the lines are often “18 months to two years in the planning” and therefore could not be scrapped or postponed.

Although travel restrictions will be lifted at the end of the second lockdown on December 2nd, people in Tier 3 areas are still advised not to travel.

Mr Shapps said: He told BBC Radio 4’s Today program: “We say avoid traveling outside your area.

“We keep people from traveling from the very high level areas in general.

“You can go abroad. But of course there is a penalty for coming back and possibly having a quarantine period. “


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