19 July 2020
Responding to news that rail companies are to submit proposals to the Government for part-time season tickets, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:
"This welcome move could give people who work and commute flexibly or part-time a fairer deal on train tickets for the first time. With many more people now expected to work from home for part of the week, the Government should insist that all operators offer such tickets, and that they give an equivalent discount to full-time season tickets. Part-time commuters do not need a repeat of carnet tickets that offer little to no savings."
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Notes to editors
Campaign for Better Transport has called for flexible season tickets for part time commuters for many years. The number of people working part time and flexibly has been trending upwards for years before the pandemic: in 2019, 40% of women in employment were working part-time.
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