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Rail Cards

Volume 402: debated on Thursday 3 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Association of Train Companies regarding the use of railcards for train journeys costing less than £10; and what his policy is on encouraging short journeys by train. [106424]

Ministers have frequent discussions with representatives of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), al: which a range of issues have been discussed, including their proposals for the use of the South East Network card. The availability of rail cards are not regulated. Decisions on its availability and conditions of use are therefore a matter for the train operators.