Following on from the announcement of efforts to establish a “Fans Fare” (which can be read here) , WHUISA are pleased to announce that the Government have agreed to meet with Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP, the shadow minister for sport, train companies, the Premier League and police with a view to establishing the fans fare. The meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 19th February 2019.
Conspicuous by their absence at this meeting are fan representatives, those who have borne the brunt and cost of rescheduling of matches and who rearranging of matches affect the most.
“It is fantastic to see the Government have listened to our proposals, but they must ensure fans are part of the conversation.
“For two years, we have been pushing the Government to introduce a scheme for fans who travel by train. For too long, fans have missed out on the cheapest train tickets when fixtures are rearranged for television.
“Fans will be angry that the Department for Transport have left them out of these upcoming discussions — we believe fans must be at the heart of the decision-making process.”
As a proud, affiliate member of The FSF , WHUISA will continue our efforts in supporting the drive towards fairer, flexible train ticket options for all.
There is still time to lend your voice and sign the petition asking for a Fans Fare. Click here for the link.