Transfer of Troops (Railway Fares).

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 1st July 1930.

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Photo of Marquess of  Titchfield Marquess of Titchfield , Newark


asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he can take any steps to arrange that tourist rates should be charged when troops are moved by train?

Photo of Captain William Sanders Captain William Sanders , Battersea North

The maximum rates for troops travelling on duty in Great Britain, which are governed by the Cheap Trains Act, 1883, are three-fourths or half of the fare charged to private passengers according to the number travelling. These rates are more advantageous than the tourist fares charged by the railway companies. I might add that under a special arrangement with the railway companies, troops proceeding on leave pay single fare plus one-third for the return journey.