In the 2004-2005 fiscal year, the railway carried 1.088 billion passengers, the highest total number since 1958, when the passenger transportation network increased by about 60%. Over the last ten years, the number of passengers carried has increased by about 38% and passenger-kilometers by about 40%.  It is divided into different chapters, each dealing with a distinct aspect of retail, transportation and invoicing. Rail Delivery Group said the result would be “revenue neutral”, so the reforms would not change the total cost of train travel. Anthony Smith, Managing Director of Transport Focus, said: “Rail passengers want a rail pricing system they can trust, simpler, better value for money and more understandable. Fares and ticketing systems need to match the way we travel now – there is a high demand for smarter tickets. The opening of the debate on reform options is long overdue. The ability to buy cheaper tickets for the stages of a trip, called “split-ticketing”, quickly undermines confidence in advertised fares. “Transport Focus will ensure that passengers` voices are heard. Any future regulation must support a reasonable and proportionate reform that can support change while preserving essential consumer protection.” It should also be noted that virtually all railways in continental Europe operate a system of fare surcharges for certain types of trains and reservations. The table below illustrates the resulting complexity and highlights that no additional fees or supplements are levied in the UK. ii) We received an unprecedented number of responses (9,000+) to the consultation on RWG proposals.
We also received representations from local government leaders, MPs and members of the London Assembly. The vast majority of these responses did not approve the proposals. We rejected these proposals due to concerns about ATMs, cash transactions and the operation of Stationshosts, and asked GTR to develop and develop a clearer proposal. GTR has changed its plans due to our concerns and has decided to pilot the changes it will make to some stations before planning a new expansion. As a result of our proposals, passengers can continue to buy the same choice of tickets and train cards that they can buy today. They will also be protected against future proposals to make further changes to station facilities and staffing. . .