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Rail Fare Increases

Volume 264: debated on Tuesday 24 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list all cases of which his Department has received notification of increases in rail fares deliberately introduced in order to reduce demand; and if he will make a statement. [38132]

The setting of rail fares is a commercial matter for train operators. Operators are not required to notify my Department of their reasons for increases in individual fares.From 1 January 1996 fares will be subject to the regime announced by the Director of Passenger Rail Franchising.