Railways: Concessions

Department for Transport written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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

To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people who will apply for a 16–17 railcard in the first year after it is introduced; and what estimate they have made of the cost to the public purse in that year.

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

Detailed plans are still being developed with the rail industry. Further announcements will be made in due course before the railcard is launched. The detail and negotiations with the rail industry will inform our estimates of likely take-up and costs associated with it.

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