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Smart ticketing consultation welcomed, but fares reform still needed

7 February 2019

Responding to the launch of a Government consultation on smart ticketing, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:

"We have long called on the Government to increase the pace with which smart ticketing is rolled out across the railway. Smart ticketing can make paying for rail journeys easier and quicker and has to potential to allow for much more flexible tickets, including things like season tickets for part-time workers.

“The Government should rapidly bring forward a nationwide roll-out of smart ticketing and fundamental reform of the entire fares system to ensure passengers have access to a more modern and affordable rail network.”

Take part in the Government's consultation here.


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Notes to Editors

  1. Campaign for Better Transport is 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).