Consultation outcome

Pay-as-you-go on rail

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Feedback from this consultation helped inform the government’s strategic plans for pay-as-you-go (PAYG) on rail, which are reflected in the Great British Railways: Williams-Shapps plan for rail.

Original consultation


Proposals on extending the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) on rail.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

Seeks views proposals on extending extending the pay-as-you-go on rail and possible changes to fares.

We are consulting on:

  • what a PAYG travel area is, and how it would work in general
  • where a PAYG travel area could cover
  • the changes to fares that could be made within the area


Pay-as-you-go on rail consultation document

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Published 7 February 2019
Last updated 19 May 2022 + show all updates
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