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Scotrail removes peak ticket fares for 6 months

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Scotrail will from today remove peak fares from its ticket options, in a 6 month trial.

The move made by the Scottish government which runs the train operator stands in stark contrast to the Westminster government approach to the railways.

 

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “RMT welcomes this move which aims to increase rail usage and support attempts to get people out of their cars and on to public transport.

 

“The Scottish government approach is in stark contrast to the UK Government that has done nothing to make railway more affordable and accessible and is instead pressing ahead with cuts to jobs and ticket offices.

 

“The pilot needs to be accompanied by proper investment in Scotland’s rail workers, services and infrastructure and the reinstatement of super off peak fares that have been removed.

 

“Scottish ministers must rule out any cuts to ScotRail ticket offices, invest in services and reverse cuts to essential rail infrastructure maintenance.”

 

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