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Railways: Concessions

Department for Transport written question – answered on 21st June 2018.

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

To ask Her Majesty's Government what, if any, subsidy they provide to train operating companies for the operation of the 16–25 railcard scheme.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

As set out in franchise agreements with train operators, the Department for Transport will receive a premium from them or pay out a subsidy based on a range of various measures that the franchisee is asked to deliver, of which railcards are one. It is not possible to disentangle all of the individual elements that contribute to a Train Operating Company’s subsidy.

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