Removal of discounts

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martinB

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"Sixth Form students travelling by train to Queen Katherine School in Kendal had previously been eligible for a subsidised student rail pass on the Lakes Line. This meant that a yearly pass would cost around £250 for a student travelling from Windermere. Northern Rail has now decided to remove this option, leaving students to face the cost of a full adult season ticket, costing over £1000."

Has anybody any thoughts about ways of dissuading Northern Rail from adopting this approach? Or can they just do it? (Northern have just taken over from TPE.)

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Who paid the subsidy? If it was Northern themselves, then yes they probably can. It's a different business now and unless there was a clause to carry the subsidy over...

On the other hand, if it was an external body, then was the subsidy time-limited or not? That'll be the important factor here.
 
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It's probably been subsidised by a local authority which can no longer afford it.
 

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It's probably been subsidised by a local authority which can no longer afford it.

Now found from the local paper:

A spokesperson for Northern said: “In order to keep a fair and unbiased approach to all schools and colleges across the north of England, it was decided to withdraw this particular educational season ticket offer.

“This decision was reached on a basis that is both non-discriminatory, commercially viable and practical from a logistical point of view, across our entire Northern network.

“However, we are investigating the possibility of introducing a residents’ discount card and if the proposal is deemed to be a viable alternative, it will certainly be something we will look into.”

So it looks like a casualty of the move from TPE to Northern.
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Now found from the local paper:
A spokesperson for Northern said: “In order to keep a fair and unbiased approach to all schools and colleges across the north of England, it was decided to withdraw this particular educational season ticket offer.

“This decision was reached on a basis that is both non-discriminatory, commercially viable and practical from a logistical point of view, across our entire Northern network.

“However, we are investigating the possibility of introducing a residents’ discount card and if the proposal is deemed to be a viable alternative, it will certainly be something we will look into.”

So it looks like a casualty of the move from TPE to Northern
[URL="http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14580138.Kendal_sixth_formers_could_face_quadrupled_rail_prices/"
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So it looks like a casualty of the move from TPE to Northern.
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Now found from the local paper:

[URL="http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14580138.Kendal_sixth_formers_could_face_quadrupled_rail_prices/"
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Seem to have upset a few people, our new Arriva Northern friends.

Pot and kettle - Interesting how one of their own managers was caught at another operator last week minus ticket. Allegedly. :lol:
 

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Seem to have upset a few people, our new Arriva Northern friends.

Pot and kettle - Interesting how one of their own managers was caught at another operator last week minus ticket. Allegedly. :lol:
The joys of being TOCNE staff! :cry:
 
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