The troubles with train fares - part two

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25th March 2019

RailsIvan Viehoff, CEPA's Chief Economist, features in Rail Professional magazine. In his second article, Ivan suggests some possible solutions to the 'troubles' he previously identified in part one of this series.
 
In part two, Ivan considers rail fares on the continent and examines the role of ticket agents. He then considers a range of possible solutions, which include:
 
* Regulate long distance anytime fares;
 * Remove the advantage to the operator of selling operator-specific tickets;
 * Unbundle fares;
 * Create a national ticket seller independent of the rail operating companies; and
 * Remove operators’ rights to set discount fares.

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