Flexible rail cards to be rolled-out
These new 'flexible' cards will be trialled next year, according to Rail Minister Norman Baker.
This is particularly good news for part-time workers who will no longer have to pay for a five day service when they're working less. In addition to this, the scheme may also include discounted tickets for those travelling in quieter periods of rush hours (the 'shoulder period').
Baker said: "Millions of people no longer work traditional 9 to 5. Flexible ticketing must reflect that. It will give passengers a better deal by reducing the money they spend on fares and will spread demand across the network by encouraging them to take less busy services".
"Under this pilot we will look at how we can give them a better deal and also reward those commuters who avoid the busiest rush hour services."