Railways: Fares

Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th December 2015.

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Photo of Holly Lynch Holly Lynch Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will take steps to ensure that all rail users have access to rail fares data which can help them find the cheapest split-ticket fares.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Rail fares information for all journeys on the national rail network is available on Train Operating Company and the National Rail Enquiries website. This also includes journey planning information. This can be used by anyone to check fares and find any split ticket opportunity.

The Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) who represent the rail industry make the underlying data available, free of charge, under the terms of a licence arrangement. There are now a number of websites which offer a service to search for split ticket combinations.

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