Railways: Concessions

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th October 2020.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the financial effect on young people of the decision not to refund or extend railcards for (a) 16-25 railcard holders and (b) 16-17 Saver card holders.

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

Railcards are sold and managed by the Rail Delivery Group on behalf of the rail industry. While no specific assessment has been made of the losses incurred by those aged 16 to 25 Railcard holders and 16 to 17 Saver Railcard holders, many customers can make back their initial investment with the savings resulting from a single journey, or a small number of rail journeys.

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