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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail: fare reform

Built Environment Committee
Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail: fare reform

Tuesday 13 July 2021

Start times: 9.30am (private) 9.30am (public)

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Rail fare reform inquiry launched by Lords Built Environment Committee

On Tuesday 13 July, the House of Lords Built Environment Committee will be holding its first evidence session as part of its new short inquiry on the fare reforms proposed by the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail.

Meeting details

At 9.30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail: fare reform
Fares Consultant at Rail Magazine
Fares Specialist at Railfuture
Fares Specialist at Man in Seat 61

Likely questions

  • What are the key fare reforms set out in the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail?
  • What are the challenges facing the financing of the railways?What are the advantages and disadvantages of altering the fares and ticketing system?
  • New flexible season tickets have received criticism for not representing value for money compared with standard season tickets. How could these tickets be adapted to offer greater flexibility?
  • Where are examples of good practice abroad and at home on the efficiency of railways, the setting of fares, and the financial viability of rail travel?

Further information


Virtual meeting