26 Aug '15, 2pm

Keep fares affordable for young workers - Our response to @VirginTrains changes to railcard fares

The changes will mean that commuters with the Young Person's 16-25 railcard will now not be able to buy off peak tickets on peak time trains, meaning some fares will double overnight, potentially pricing many young workers off the railway. The new rules for railcards come into effect from the 6 September. This particularly affects the many young people who commute into London from surrounding towns to avoid the city's high living costs, so increasing their rail fares will make it even harder to for them to keep their work or training positions. Holders of senior and disabled railcards will also be affected by the changes. Martin Abrams, Public Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport, said: “Stealth fare increases like this are having a huge impact on rail users across the country. This change will hit young people trying to work in London but not able to afford...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/media/25-august-2015-ke...

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