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Railways: North of England

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 6929, tabled on 14 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the introduction of a Northern Oyster Card for transport capacity and connectivity in the North of England.

Answered on

21 July 2015

A business case is being developed, in conjunction with Transport for the North, to enable the rail network in the North for smart ticketing. This will consider the impact on connectivity and capacity. The business case will also examine how rail services could be integrated with existing, and emerging, smart schemes in the Northern cities.