Railways: Concessions

Department for Transport written question – answered on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse was of the 16-25 Railcard in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse was of the Senior Railcard in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (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 measures that the franchisee is asked to deliver, including the Senior and 16-25 railcards. It is not possible to disentangle all of the individual elements that contribute to a TOC’s subsidy or premium. As such the department does not undertake ongoing financial assessments of these individual products.

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