§ 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‡ 2.5 100.0 * 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.