Rail passengers will be able to buy cheaper advanced tickets on the day they travel instead of having to order them the day before.
Some will now be available just 10 minutes before travel. Previously, advance fares could only be bought the day before departure.
However, there are limited numbers of advanced tickets, and they may not always be available.
Jacqueline Starr, Managing director of customer experience at the Rail Delivery Group – which works with train companies together to improve the railway – said: “Not everyone can plan journeys in advance and now more people can buy cheaper tickets on the day, even on their way to the station. We want customers to get the best possible deal whenever they travel. With 97 per cent of your fare going back into running and improving the railway, investment is driving quicker improvement, more choice and greater freedom.”
Each operator’s site will have details of how many tickets are left. CrossCountry has offered a similar service since 2015, with more than one million passengers taking advantage of advanced fares bought on the day they travelled.