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Railways: Fares

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average rise in regulated rail fares from Hemel Hempstead to London was in each year since 1997. (242674)

The Department for Transport does not hold this information. The Office of Rail Regulation publishes "National Rail Trends" on a quarterly basis, available at:

This document contains a variety of industry information and statistics including a national fares index.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will postpone fare increases on Southeastern rail services until the ticketing machines are made compatible with Oyster pay-as-you-go cards; and if he will make a statement. (243532)

Negotiations between the train operators and Transport for London to enable the use of Oyster pay-as-you-go as a payment method for National Rail fares across the London Travelcard area are continuing. There is no association between Oyster pay-as-you-go introduction and fares regulation.