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Prices of some snacks almost triple if you buy them at the station rather than on the high street a Sunday Mirror investigation can reveal.

 

High street giants have been accused of ripping off train travellers with runaway prices at their booming station shops.

Chains including WH Smith, M&S and Greggs charge up to three times as much for chocolate, sweets and drinks as in other branches of the same firms.

As families hit the railways for half-term days out, we compared prices at mainline station shops and high streets.

A family-sized Cadbury Dairy Milk bar and a bag of Maynards Wine Gums both cost £1 in a high street branch of WH Smith – yet in a station they are £1.99 and £2.99 respectively. Other mark-ups can be found at M&S Simply Food, where a 70p bottle of mineral water and a £2.60 tub of M&S Rocky Road Mini Bites cost £1 and £2.80.

At Pret a Manger’s Eurostar St Pancras branch, some sandwiches cost 19p more while at Greggs a 90p sausage roll becomes £1.15.

 

 

 

But Marc Gander of the Consumer Action Group said: “It’s not only a holiday rip-off, it’s a rip-off all year.”

 

 

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They will probably try to excuse this by saying their rents and other costs are higher by having plots on the station !


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Or Brexit :roll:


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I noticed the price differential when I was waiting for a Eurostar train last Wednesday.

 

I phoned Stephen Hayward of the Sunday Mirror and gave him the heads-up - and he was keen to use the story.

 

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Indeed, every one else is blaming this :roll:


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Cinemas are also at it.


 
 

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Cinemas are also at it.

 

I thought they started it :wink:


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They are all at it, have to save up to get tickets to a Christmas panto.


 
 

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