Rail travellers set to lose ATM fee

PASSENGERS using Huntingdon and St Neots railway stations will soon be able to withdraw money from cash machines without having to pay the current �1.80 fee.

Train operator First Capital Connect said the two Huntingdonshire stations were expected to be among the first included in the roll-out of a contract with a new supplier, starting this month.

A spokesman said the new supplier would charge card issuers a fee for each withdrawal and expected the number of withdrawals to increase fivefold when the charge ceased to apply.

Keith Jipps, FCC’s customer service director, said: “After receiving much feedback regarding the cash machine charges we took the decision to abolish these fees as soon as the contract we were tied into came to an end. I am confident our customers will welcome the change once it is completed in March.”