In addition, other specific obligations and restrictions will be imposed on TOCs in the areas of ETPs and with regard to the mandatory travel card agreement with Transport for London. It is divided into different chapters, each of which deals with a distinct aspect of retail, transport and invoicing. Admittedly, the price of “Walk on” and “off pic” tickets could be based on the same “pence per thousand” throughout the UK and each franchise can sell its own products, for example. B seasonal card, advance, special promotions? The current system is good for those who have a lot of information and time on a computer, unfair if you travel short-term. [Distance charges were abolished in the late 1960s in favour of “market prices”, arguing that an electrified intercity line offers better service than a slow commuter train. It is now integrated into the system. Two examples: the price of each kilometre (Single Anytime) between London Paddington and Thatcham is 37p. Between Wick and Forsinard, each kilometre costs 13.9p. It`s this kind of difference that makes split ticketing profitable in so many cases.-Editor.] Current regulations vary considerably from one operator to another. There are no standard definitions for peak, “pic off” and “super pic off” or a national agreement on the periods to which they apply. The industry`s National Rail Enquiries website identifies any type of ticket, but does not say when it can be used.
Which one? Alex Hayman, Director General of Public Procurement, added: “Rail passengers are facing a confusing ticketing system for too long that can make it difficult to get the right fare, so a passenger-oriented reform of the fare system is long overdue. The railway industry and the government must ensure that all reforms address passengers` poor satisfaction with the current ticketing system and are implemented quickly. The RDG wants to update and simplify a complex maze of regulations and brands that has developed since 1995, when the last ticketing and billing agreement defined how tariffs were to be set and sold. It expected all passengers to buy their ticket at a station ticket office and did not take into account subsequent developments such as online booking and mobile ticketing.. . .