Railways: Educational Visits

(asked on 7th February 2024) - View Source

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department provides support for rail fares for school trips.

Answered by
Huw Merriman Portrait
Huw Merriman
Minister of State (Department for Transport)
This question was answered on 19th February 2024

All children under 16 receive 50 per cent off most adult fares and, in 2019, we introduced the 16-17 Saver railcard extending this to 16 and 17 year-olds, meaning that a 50 per cent discount is available to children throughout their period of compulsory education and training. Some operators also have dedicated discounts for group travel with some offering substantial savings for groups of 10 or more people.

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