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Railway Fares

Volume 894: debated on Wednesday 25 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what fare increases, over and above those already planned, would result directly from increases in wages of British Rail employees of 27½ per cent., 30 per cent. and 35 per cent., respectively, assuming no increase in financial support by central or local government and no immediate manpower reductions.

Fare levels depend on a wide range of factors such as passenger market by class of travel, length of journey and sensitivity to fares changes. Calculations on fares structures need to take all these considerations into acount.