Railways: Fares

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th January 2018.

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Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the rail fare rises due in January 2018 on (a) demand and (b) fare revenue for (i) regulated fares and (ii) unregulated fares.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department makes long-term projections of rail demand and revenues, for planning and budgeting purposes, and to assess the case for enhancement schemes. These take into account a range of factors including changes in yield but are not split in the way suggested.

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