Railways: Railcards

House of Lords written question – answered on 13 December 2010.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 16 November (WA 199), whether they regard the Association of Train Operating Companies senior railcard as a marketing strategy rather than a concession.

Photo of Earl Attlee Earl Attlee Lords Spokesperson (Department for Transport), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Senior Railcard is a concession because it allows holders to obtain discounted fares. However, it also generates revenue for the rail industry.

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