14 October 2014
Campaigners say benefits of fairer fares must extend to all rail users, not just full time workers in London and the Southeast.
Martin Abrams, Public Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport, said:
"Changes to the annual season ticket Gold Card will benefit many rail commuters, saving them money and encouraging them to use the train for other journeys. But the rail industry and Government need to build on this. Millions of passengers, including those in northern regions and part-time workers across the country, will rightly ask why they continue to be ignored when measures like this come along. Good value rail fares and flexible season tickets are needed on every route so all types of passenger can benefit."
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1. Campaign for Better Transportis the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).
2. Rail Delivery Group publicise changes to the Annual Gold Card season ticket: http://www.raildeliverygroup.com/media-centre/press-releases/commuters-set-to-benefit-from-relaunched-rail-discount-scheme.
3. The Annual Gold Card now covers routes in Southeast, Southwest, Midlands and East Anglia but does not cover counties in the north of England.
4. Campaign for Better Transport is campaigning for Fair Fares Now, including part-time season tickets for part-time workers, who must currently pay full time prices for part-time use of their ticket.