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New 26-30 railcard welcomed

20 October 2017 

Campaign for Better Transport has welcomed the new 26-30 railcard but said a more far reaching reform of the rail fares system is needed.

Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said: "We welcome the move to extend railcards to 26-30 year olds as it will bring discount fares within the reach of more young people. However, further reform of the rail fares system is needed to make it simpler, fairer and cheaper. In particular, we need to see flexible season tickets for part-time workers and a freeze on fares rises this year to avoid high inflation increases." 

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

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).