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Rail Partners responds to expansion of single leg pricing trial for rail tickets

Following LNER's announcement that its trial of single leg ticket pricing will be expanded to cover its entire network. Andy Bagnall, Rail Partners' chief executive, said:

'It is great news for customers that LNER’s trial of single leg pricing is expanding as the industry has been calling for this important step in simplifying fares for many years.

We’d like to see people travelling across the whole network benefit from fares and ticketing reform, so want other operators to be rapidly afforded similar opportunities to trial this type of change.

Better value fares ultimately benefit the taxpayer too, through increased journeys and revenue, reducing government subsidy to the railway.'

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About Rail Partners

Rail Partners exists to make the railway better by harnessing the expertise and creativity of private sector operators for the benefit of those who use the railway, passengers and freight customers, and those who pay for it, including taxpayers. 

Rail Partners provides advocacy and policy solutions for its private sector passenger owning Group and freight company members. Rail Partners additionally provides technical services to train operating companies in both the public and private sectors.

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