Railways: Tickets

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 19 April 2022.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Labour/Co-operative, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on single ticketing regardless of rail operator; and what steps he has taken to advance intermodal single ticketing, including to e-bikes and e-scooters.

Photo of Wendy Morton Wendy Morton Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail proposes the biggest shake-up of rail in a generation. This includes the creation of a new public body, Great British Railways (GBR), which will run the network in the public interest. GBR will use its leadership role to simplify the current mass of complicated fares and tickets.

We will continue to push forward with trials to facilitate the ambition of the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail for simpler fares, including single leg pricing, which allows for better value and flexibility for consumers. A trial on single leg pricing on LNER commenced in January 2020 and an update will be provided in due course.

Great British Railways will also explore including other transport modes in its website and app to support seamless journeys.

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