Railways: Passengers

Department for Transport written question – answered on 1st December 2020.

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Photo of Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of passenger rail journeys.

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

Government guidelines are currently that non-essential travel by public transport should be avoided. However, we are preparing for recovery by working closely with industry to consider products to accommodate more flexible commuting and on the production of business plans for the new financial year which will contain initiatives to stimulate recovery and growth in passenger numbers.

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