Winchester prospective MP calls for train tickets for part-timers

Andover Advertiser: Martin Tod with Jackie Porter at Winchester Station Martin Tod with Jackie Porter at Winchester Station

A WOULD-BE MP for Winchester has called for cut-price train season tickets for part-time workers.

Prospective Winchester and Chandler’s Ford Lib Dem MP Jackie Porter proposes part-time season tickets be introduced to cut their transport costs.

“We must respond to modern working patterns, the days of everyone working 9 to 5, five days a week are long gone,” she said.

“These proposals could save local workers thousands of pounds each year. They could end an outdated system that currently prices many people out of work all together.”

A Winchester to London season ticket currently costs £4,696 per year.

Mrs Porter claims introducing part-time season tickets would save the average three-day worker £1,878.40 each year.

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