We’ve been campaigning for years for part-time season tickets so when the government announced this week that it will trial part-time season tickets on a busy London commuter route from 2014 we were delighted.
This is great news for the thousands of part-time workers, and people who work irregular hours, who face the financially agonising choice of either buying a season ticket that they don’t get full use of, or expensive individual peak-time tickets, to get them to work.
With almost 40% of the UK workforce now working part-time hours, many in the lowest paid jobs, this is welcome news and we would encourage government to roll out this trial across the rest of the rail network as soon as possible.
Our research shows that if a three-day-week season ticket were available at 60 per cent of the cost of a full season ticket and a four-day one at 80 per cent, a part-time worker travelling into London from the South East would save on average between £750 and £1,500 a years!
Are you a part-time worker? Would you use a part-time season ticket if it was available? Please tell us what you think.
Thank you! As with all our campaigns we would not have been able to achieve this success without the help of our supporters so thank you!
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