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Rail Fares

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many passenger train operating companies permit the use of a cheap day return ticket all day. (82503)

Most train companies have a few cheap day return fares that are valid all day, usually well away from urban areas or for travel in the opposite direction to the peak passenger flow. Most cheap day return tickets carry a morning peak restriction, and cheap day returns set by at least five train operating companies also have an evening peak restriction. Cheap day return tickets are not regulated, so the Department does not collate information on these restrictions.