Progress made in bid to secure fairer system of buying cheap train tickets
PROGRESS in securing a ‘fairer’ system of buying cheaper tickets on the Oban to Glasgow rail route during peak hours has been made.
The current pricing structure does not allow anyone on the early train to get a discount as it is a ‘rush-hour train’ but regularly leaves the town with ‘only a few’ passengers on board.
Duncan Martin, a community councillor in Oban, has asked the national rail authority for a ‘split ticket exemption’ under rules in the train operators handbook.
Mr Martin said: ‘I wrote to Abellio ScotRail and then had a long phone call with them but to date I have not received a written answer.
‘But there is a feeling that there is an inconsistency by the way other rail lines work with rush hour rulings.
‘In some places it is when a train arrives in Glasgow rather than when it leaves the end of the line.’
Community councillors said they believed a review on the pricing structure of the railway was already in place, but would write again to ask for a face-to-face meeting with ScotRail.