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RDG response to Which? comparison of train and domestic plane journeys

A spokesperson for the Rail Delivery Group said:

“Taking the train is one of the greenest ways to travel, which is why we’re pushing for government to adopt a ‘polluter pays’ approach to transport taxes, unlike the zero duty on fuel for planes compared to the 40% tax on electricity to power trains. We also want to work with government to reform the fares system, making it simpler to use and easier to get a good deal.”

“Rail fare levels are ultimately a decision for government, but people looking for a cheaper ticket can travel off-peak, book Advance fares or take advantage of great railcard discounts.”

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