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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-14358: John Finnie (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 2 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether couples with National Rail cards who share a cabin on a sleeper service (a) are and (b) will continue to be eligible for a concessionary fare.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 21 February 2018

Currently, couples holding "Friends and Family" or "Two Together" Railcards are eligible for a third off sleeper fares. On the new trains, tickets will be sold on a "per room" basis and all couples, whether holding a Railcard or not, will effectively be receiving a "per person" discount in excess of the normal 1/3 Railcard discount. Railcard holders will not be eligible for a further discount. Holders of "Friends and Family" and "Two Together" Railcards will continue to receive a discount when booking reclining seats or when purchasing an inter-available ticket with a room supplement.