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Railways: Fares

Transport written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will consider tightening the provisions of rail franchise agreements to ensure increases in ticket prices result in a corresponding rise in standards of rail service.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Minister of State, Department for Transport

The Government's policy is to move towards longer and more flexible franchises. We believe this will allow train operators to drive up the quality of services for passengers.

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