Railways: Season Tickets

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th September 2020.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions has he had with rail operators on the introduction of flexible season tickets.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Government recognises that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a fundamental change in working patterns and that this could have long-term effects on commuter behaviours.

In response, the Department for Transport has proactively worked with the rail industry, and is currently considering proposals received from train operators to try to ensure better value and convenience for part-time and flexible commuters.

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