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Cheaper rail tickets for part time workers, says prospective MP
6:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014 in News
A CANDIDATE to become an MP has called for part-time workers’ trains tickets to be cut.
Prospective Lib Dem MP Jackie Porter has called for part-time season tickets to be introduced to cut transport costs for workers.
“We must respond to modern working patterns, the days of everyone working 9 to 5, five days a week are long gone,” she said. “These proposals could save local workers thousands of pounds each year.
“They could end an outdated system that currently prices many people out of work altogether.”
A Winchester to London season ticket currently costs £4696 per year.
Mrs Porter claims introducing part-time season tickets would save the average three-day worker £1878.40 each year.