Railways: Fares

Department for Transport written question – answered on 17th November 2020.

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Photo of Ian Mearns Ian Mearns Chair, Backbench Business Committee, Chair, Backbench Business Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date the changes to rail fares from 2 January 2021 will be published.

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

Government is considering plans for regulated rail fares and further details will be communicated in due course.

This year the industry, commuters and society are all facing unusual pressures due to the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic. Taxpayers have been very generous in their support to keep trains running throughout the pandemic, and it’s only fair that passengers also contribute to maintaining and improving the services they use. Any fares rise will help fund crucial investment in maintaining railway services to enable social distancing and support our economic recovery.

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