01 Oct '15, 11am

Government and train operators are still letting down part-time workers:

Thameslink's smart carnet tickets, where passengers could buy bundles of 5, 10, 15 or 20 tickets on a smart card were supposed to be introduced by 30 September 2015 and there's no indication from the Train Operator or the Department for Transport when this will now happen. These smart carnets would make buying tickets simpler and more affordable whilst introducing much needed flexibilty for people who work part-time or flexible hours. Martin Abrams, Public Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport, said: “It is bitterly disappointing that the government and train operators simply cannot get their act together and give the army of part-time commuters what they want: simple, flexible and affordable tickets. This means that ever increasing numbers of part-time workers must continue to buy expensive one-off tickets, or season tickets which they then waste on the days...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/media/1-october-2015-ra...

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