HC Deb 05 February 1964 vol 688 c153W
Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Transport what percentage of railway passengers pay the full fare; what percentage travel on warrants issued by Government Departments and local authorities; and what percentage travel on concession vouchers.

Mr. Marples

I am informed by the British Railways Board that the nearest available figures, based on an analysis of passenger journeys in 1962, are as follows:

Fare Category Passenger Journeys (percentage)
Full Fares* 25.9
Reduced fares (day returns, excursions, etc.) 38.4
Season Tickets† 32.9
Government Warrants for H.M. Forces .3
Concession vouchers‡ 2.5
* Includes journeys on warrants exchanged by traders, local authorities and some Government Departments under the Warrant Travel scheme for travel at full fares. Separate figures are not available.
† Journeys computed on the basis of 600 per annum per season ticket.
‡ Concession vouchers relate to travel not available generally to the public, e.g. boy scout tickets, commercial traveller tickets, railway staff privilege tickets, etc.