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Southern: Fares

Department for Transport written question – answered on 27th July 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Randerson Baroness Randerson Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport)

Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 11 July (HL207), why they regard the recommendations of the Gibb Report as inconsistent with their fares policy.

Photo of Lord Callanan Lord Callanan Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

As stated in my previous response, we cannot make changes to the Southern fares structure in isolation. Any changes will need to take a holistic view. This is due to the potential knock-on effect with other operators, such as complicating existing fares structures which would not be beneficial to passengers.

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