Rail campaigners have launched an opt-out collective action (claim) in the Competition Appeal Tribunal against Govia Thameslink Railway Limited (GTR) and its parent companies, The Go-Ahead Group Plc and Keolis (UK) Ltd.

It is alleged GTR has infringed UK competition rules by issuing fares that restrict travel to Southern and/or Thameslink train brands on the London-Brighton mainline and then inflating the price of fares that permit travel on two or three other GTR brands (Gatwick Express, Southern and Thameslink).  

The claim also alleges GTR unlawfully inflates fares where passengers use Oyster or contactless payment facilities to tap in or tap out at London Victoria platforms 13 and 14 (including passengers who start o...

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