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Politicians must get on board with rail reforms - Paul Plummer [Subscription]

year ago, the rail industry, together with passenger watchdog Transport Focus, launched a national consultation in to how to overhaul Britain’s outdated and often confusing fares system. That landmark “Easier Fares” consultation received almost 20,000 responses, demonstrating the public’s overwhelming desire for an up to date, simpler to use and better value fares system. Today, we are publishing new data showing that, still, three-quarters of passengers agree that rail fares reform should be a priority.

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  • Politicians must get on board with rail reforms - Paul Plummer [Subscription]year ago, the rail industry, together with passenger watchdog Transport Focus, launched a national consultation in to how to overhaul Britain’s outdated and often confusing fares system. That landmark “Easier Fares” consultation received almost 20,000 responses, demonstrating the public’s overwhelming desire for an up to date, simpler to use and better value fares system. Today, we are publishing new data showing that, still, three-quarters of passengers agree that rail fares reform should be a priority.

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  • Watchdog urges end to rail fares lotteryLondon’s independent passenger watchdog has reiterated its calls for urgent reform of National Rail fares as a new poll released by the rail industry today shows that passengers want the Government to prioritise rail fares reform.

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