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TRANSPORT SCOTLAND
TS : Transport Scotland Rail Directorate
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Paul Temple
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Our Reference: 202200276733
 
25 February 2022
 
Dear Mr Temple ,
 
REQUEST UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 (FOISA)
 
Thank you for your request dated 29 January under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
(FOISA).
Your request
 
You asked for the following information:-
Please provide all correspondence between ministers, civil servants, SPAD's, Scotrail, Scotland's
Railway,Transport Scotland and Network Rail discussing any plans to introduce free train travel for
under 22 year old.

Also provide,
1. The name or names of who initiated the proposal to allow free train travel for that age group.
2. The costs associated with loss of revenue to Scotrail/Scotland's Railway.
3. Who will fund the loss of revenue.

Response to your request
I can confirm that the topic of free rail travel for under 22 year olds has not been discussed or explored
by the Scottish Government including those listed above therefore an exemption under section 17 of
FOISA (Information not held) held applies to the information you have requested.
I can confirm however, that there has been a review on concessionary fares for those under the age of
26 undertaken which includes consideration of rail concessionary travel which may be of interest to you.
Scottish Ministers, special advisers and the Permanent Secretary are covered by the terms of the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016. See
www.lobbying.scot
St Andrew's House, Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG
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This review has been commissioned to identify and explore options for extending concessionary travel
across all public transport modes to those under the age of 26. The options considered were by mode
and by targeted group and therefore included considering a rail only option of the provision of free rail
travel for those under the age of 26.
An exemption under section 27 (1) of FOISA (Future publication : 12 weeks) applies to this information.
This exemption has been applied to the “Under 26 Concessionary Fares Review” document as it is
Transport Scotland’s intention to publish this document within the next 12 weeks.  
I have asked colleagues responsible for this work to provide you with a link to the information once
published.
I hope that this is helpful.
Your right to request a review
If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review
of the response, by writing to: Chief Executive, Transport Scotland, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas
Road, Glasgow, G4 0H, xxx@xxxxxxxxx.xxx.xxxx. Your review request should explain why you are
dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 40 working days from the date when you
received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result, within 20 working days from the
date when we receive your review request.
 
If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Scottish
Information Commissioner. More detailed information on your rights is available on the Commissioner’s
website at: www.itspublicknowledge.info.
 
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference
number above in any future communications. If you have any queries about this letter, please contact
me. Please remember to quote the reference
number above in any future communications.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
 
 
 
Lorna Davis
TS : TS RD Rail Policy
Scottish Ministers, special advisers and the Permanent Secretary are covered by the terms of the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016. See
www.lobbying.scot
St Andrew's House, Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG
www.gov.scot