HC Deb 17 March 1947 vol 435 c18W
87. Mr. S. Marshall

asked the Minister of Transport why the single railway fare from Sutton to Belmont is 3½d., whereas the same journey, exactly the same mileage, by omnibus costs only 1½d.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

The difference in these fares is due to the higher basic scale for Main Line rail fares compared with that for London Passenger Transport Board bus fares, and to the rules applicable to the charging for fractions of a mile and fractions of a penny.

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