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Railways: Tickets

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to ensure that Southeastern carries out efficient ticketing enforcement on its rail services; and if he will make a statement. (243533)

All train operators are required to implement a structured revenue protection strategy as part of all franchise agreements entered into since 2004. The summer 2007 Rail White Paper included an undertaking to review station gating as the industry’s reported figure of 5 per cent. ticketless travel is believed to be an underestimate.