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Railways: Concessions

Volume 503: debated on Monday 11 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what mechanisms are in place to prevent the loss of concessionary travel facilities for former employees of a rail business which becomes insolvent; and who the guarantor of last resort is in such cases. (309447)

The Association of Train Operating Companies ('ATOC') Rail Staff Travel Scheme includes provisions which enable employees who have been made redundant as the result of an insolvent event to continue to receive leisure travel services.

While the Secretary of State approves any proposed changes to the rail staff travel scheme, it is ATOC that operates the Scheme. ATOC may be contacted at:

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