Railways: Tickets

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley

What plans his Department has to expand smart ticketing for rail passengers.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

We have launched a consultation on extending the very popular pay-as-you-go Oyster system to other parts of the south-east, and we are looking at the underlying principles for the rest of the country, too. As the public consultation document sets out, we are considering different options, and I would encourage anyone who believes their local station should be included in a pay-as-you-go zone to respond to the consultation, saying what they want and why.

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