Ticket Settlement Agreement

In addition, other specific obligations and restrictions will be imposed on TOCs in the areas of ETPs and with regard to the mandatory travel card agreement with Transport for London. The Ticketing & Settlement Agreement (TSA) defines the various agreements concluded between operators with regard to passenger transport and the retail trade of tickets. Can we please introduce reasonable fares for individual tickets outside of peak hours? Admittedly, the price of « Walk on » and « off pic » tickets could be based on the same « pence per thousand » throughout the UK and each franchise can sell its own products, for example. B seasonal card, advance, special promotions? The current system is good for those who have a lot of information and time on a computer, unfair if you travel short-term. [Distance charges were abolished in the late 1960s in favour of « market prices », arguing that an electrified intercity line offers better service than a slow commuter train. It is now integrated into the system. Two examples: the price of each kilometre (Single Anytime) between London Paddington and Thatcham is 37p. Between Wick and Forsinard, each kilometre costs 13.9p. It`s this kind of difference that makes split ticketing profitable in so many cases.-Editor.] The LENNON RSP system distributes the turnover between each integrity. It replaced the British Capri rail system in April 2002. Operated by Worldline. Lennon collects all ticket sales data, processes it overnight, and sends management information to the industry`s data warehouse.

Lennon also creates the accounts for each ToC and has interfaces with the billing systems that manage the four weekly net revenue accounts of the railway industry. Lennon applies both the agreed allocation factors (between TOCs), as well as the allocation factors created by the ORCATS model. Lennon also calculates the railway industry`s commission to ticket sellers, which varies between 9% and 2% of the selling price depending on the product and whether the face-to-face sale is done on the Internet. The commission is financed by the TOC in relation to turnover. For example, if TOC A receives 59% of the sale in profit. You pay 59% of the commission. Lennon also charges adjustments for refunds and fulfillment fees for tickets sold over the Internet but printed at station kiosks. [2] Which ones? Alex Hayman, Director General of Public Procurement, added: « Rail passengers are facing a confusing ticketing system for too long that can make it difficult to get the right fare, so a passenger-oriented reform of the fare system is long overdue. The railway industry and the government must ensure that all reforms address passengers` poor satisfaction with the current ticketing system and are implemented quickly. Anthony Smith, Managing Director of Transport Focus, said: « Rail passengers want a rail pricing system they can trust, simpler, better value for money and more understandable. Fares and ticketing systems need to match the way we travel now – there is a high demand for smarter tickets. The opening of the debate on reform options is long overdue.

The ability to buy cheaper tickets for the stages of a trip, called « split-ticketing », quickly undermines confidence in advertised fares. « Transport Focus will ensure that passengers` voices are heard. Any future regulation must support a reasonable and proportionate reform that can support change while preserving essential consumer protection. » Current regulations vary considerably from one operator to another. There are no standard definitions for peak, « pic off » and « super pic off » or a national agreement on the periods to which they apply. The industry`s National Rail Enquiries website identifies any type of ticket, but does not say when it can be used. It is divided into different chapters, each of which deals with a distinct aspect of retail, transport and invoicing. I consider myself « up-to-date » with Rail Fares, but I always check with my Great Western Ticket Office Clerk for every long-distance trip.