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Government’s rail fares Action Plan fails to address the big reforms needed

13 December 2016

Responding to the launch of the Department for Transport’s Action Plan for Information on Rail Fares and Ticketing today, Lianna Etkind, public transport campaigner at Campaign for Better Transport, said:

"The Action Plan announced today contains lots of small but important steps towards making the rail ticket system a bit simpler and more usable and this is welcome. What’s missing, however, is the fundamental reform the fares system needs, such as introduction of equal season ticket discounts for part-time commuters and an end to split ticketing. Without these larger reforms, we will still be left with an insanely complex and unfair fares system." 

ENDS

For further information please contact Alice Ridley on 020 7566 6495 / 07984 773 468 or alice.ridley@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

  1. You can read the Action Plan for Information on Rail Fares and Ticketing here.
  2. 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).