Date lodged: 11 August 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on encouraging rail operators to give peak-time discounts to students who are 16-25 Railcard holders when travelling (a) for educational purposes and (b) to their part time employment.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 23 August 2016
The Scottish Government is committed to making rail services more affordable for all and encourages ScotRail to offer innovative ticketing products to passengers. In addition the Scottish Government supports the Young Persons Concessionary travel scheme. More information regarding this scheme can be found at: http://www.transport.gov.scot/young-scot-national-entitlement-card