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Passenger rail usage figures: Campaign for Better Transport responds

3 October 2019

Responding to the latest passenger rail usage figures released today, 3 October, by the Office of Rail and Road, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:

"The rising number of rail passenger journeys is testament to rail's growing relevance to communities. In contrast, the number of journeys made using season tickets has fallen by 5% to its lowest Q1 level in nine years. The way people work and travel is changing, and rail ticketing must adapt to keep up. The Williams review must address the need for more flexible ticketing to suit modern travel habits."

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For further information please contact the press office on 020 3746 2235 or communications@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

The passenger rail usage figures can be read on the Office of Rail and Road website.

Campaign for Better Transport operates in England and Wales. We campaign to bring sustainable transport to all and ensure solutions are delivered that improve the wellbeing of communities, quality of life and the environment. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).

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