– David Mapp, commercial director at the Association of Train Operating Companies
Train companies and passengers will welcome the planned reduction in 'flex'.
Although the level of flex has always been a matter of government policy, the reduction being proposed is in line with that suggested by train companies and should help to encourage greater rail use.
The package of measures, which train companies have worked with the Government to draw up, should make it quicker and easier than ever for people to get the best-value ticket for their rail journey. Operators look forward to working with the Government to introduce the changes.
Rail fare increases are to be capped next year. Regulated fares in England could have gone up by 9.1% in January but they will now be a maximum of 6.1%. But Labour says it is "cold comfort" for commuters.