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Letters to the editor: Issue 474 2 Aug 2007

Give pensioners free travel on local rail services

Ray Bentley

The new Rail White Paper is quite rightly, mainly concerned with major strategic issues. However, tucked away at paragraph 10.34 is recognition of a small, in the greater scheme of things, problem that is easily resolved but which is doomed to continuous 'buck passing'. Rural branch lines in the off-peak have empty seats that are denied to concessionary travellers who have been abstracted to free concessionary bus travel. Paragraph 10.34 notes: "The Government recognises that there will be...

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