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Cutting air passenger duty on domestic flights could put 1,000 extra planes in the air, warns rail industry

  • Government should not cut domestic air passenger duty (APD) on flights where the journey can be made by rail in under five hours
  • Cutting APD in half would see an estimated 222,000 passengers a year shift from rail to air, equivalent to over 1,000 extra flights
  • Encouraging such a shift from rail to air could increase carbon emissions by an estimated 27,000 tonnes (27KtCO2e) a year
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Rail industry comment on the Enabling Framework Agreement

Comment on the Enabling Framework Agreement between trades unions and rail companies, which was published earlier today.