Public transport ticketing schemes block exemption guidance: CMA53

Competition law guidelines for operators, local authorities and administrators on the public transport ticketing schemes block exemption.



Public transport ticketing schemes allow consumers to buy tickets that can be used across multiple public transport operators.

This guidance helps operators, local authorities and scheme administrators when assessing new and existing ticketing schemes for public transport. It also helps them to decide whether their multi-operator schemes are within the scope of the block exemption.

The short guide (‘Transport ticketing schemes: what’s allowed under competition law’) provides a brief overview of ticketing schemes covered by the block exemption and explains which conditions they must satisfy to make sure they comply with competition law.

This guidance replaces the Office of Fair Trading’s ‘Public transport ticketing schemes block exemption’ (OFT439) guidance.

Published 16 September 2016