Season Tickets (Period of Validity)

Oral Answers to Questions — Railways – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th March 1960.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Walter Bromley-Davenport Lieut-Colonel Sir Walter Bromley-Davenport , Knutsford 12:00 am, 16th March 1960

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will give a general direction to the British Transport Commission requiring it to extend the period of validity of all season tickets on the railways by as many days as trains have failed to run on the lines concerned, during the period of validity of the ticket, by reason of a strike.

Photo of Mr Ernest Marples Mr Ernest Marples , Wallasey

No, Sir. I understand that it is the normal practice of the British Transport Commission in such circumstances to extend the period of validity of season tickets by the length of time for which travel facilities are not available.