Question reference: S6W-11552
- Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
- Date lodged: 12 October 2022
Current status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 4 November 2022
To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to introduce a free rail travel scheme for people aged 22 and under.
The National Concessionary Bus Travel Scheme for Young People currently covers bus travel only. At this time, there are no plans to extend this to rail.
On public transport fares more broadly, the Scottish Government is progressing its Fair Fares Review to develop and assess options to create a fairer, more transparent system of fares across all modes that maintain and increase affordability for those who need it most, taking cognisance of the relative changes to the overall cost of travel.