ASLEF welcomes Priv Rate Extension

19 August 2014

This is a move that ASLEF has long been pushing for because until now Priv rates could only be used against full“anytime” fares, meaning that even at 75% off, they were very often more expensive than advanced tickets available to the public.

 

Now that the discount can be applied to off-peak tickets, rail staff will be able to benefit from cheaper rates than those available to the public in most circumstances, making considerable savings.

 

Two examples of the new discounts are shown below (standard class return journey):

 

Carmarthen to Abergavenny

 

Current situation:

£38.40 Fare available to the public for this journey (Off-Peak Return).

£17.20 "Priv" fare - based on "Any time" fares

 

From 7 September 2014:

£38.40 Fare available to the public for this journey (Off-Peak Return).

£9.60 New "Priv" fare based on "Off-Peak" fares

Reduction in "Priv' fare of £7.60 (44%)

 

London to Manchester

 

Current situation

£79.70 Fare available to the public for this journey (Off-Peak Return)

£80.25 "Priv" fare - based on "Any time" fares

 

From 7 September 2014

£79.70 Fare available to the public for this journey (Off-Peak Return)

£19.95 New "Priv" fare based on "Off-Peak" fares

Reduction in"Priv" fare of £60.30 (75%)

 

 

We hope that members will find this new entitlement useful. A copy of the ATOC letter can be found here and further details can be found on the ATOC website here

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