Scottish ferry services ticketing options: FOI release

  1. Is the Hunter's Quay – McInroy's Point crossing a "lifeline service".
  2. Is the Dunoon – Gourock crossing a "lifeline service".
  3. On routes where RET has been introduced were there any routes where the RET calculation arrived at a cost higher than the cheapest ticket available on the route at that time, if so what were the routes and the rates and what rate was used.
  4. If RET is introduced on Hunter's Quay – McInroy's Point and Dunoon –Gourock and the RET calculation arrives at a price higher than the cheapest ticket available on that route at the time is the intention to charge the higher RET fare.
  5. For vehicles crossing the Clyde what ticketing options (e.g. single purchased on-board, return purchased on-board, single advance purchased, return advance purchased and 10 journey advance purchased) currently cost less than the figure arrived at for a vehicle plus driver under RET and how many vehicles were carried under each of those ticketing options.Please state the time period of the figures provided.
  6. For vehicles crossing the Clyde what ticketing options (e.g. single purchased on-board, return purchased on-board, single advance purchased, return advance purchased and 10 journey advance purchased) currently cost more than the figure arrived at for a vehicle plus driver under RET and how many vehicles were carried under each of those ticketing options. Please state the time period of the figures provided.
  7. For foot passengers travelling on both ferry services what ticketing options currently cost less than the figure arrived at under RET and how many passengers were carried under each of those ticketing options. Please state the time period of the figures provided.
  8. For foot passengers travelling on both ferry services what ticketing options currently cost more than the figure arrived at under RET and how many passengers were carried under each of those ticketing options. Please state the time period of the figures provided.
  9. If figures for the for vehicles using the various ticketing option on the Hunter's Quay – McInroy's Point crossing are not available then how was "a large number of users" defined for vehicles when the minister concluded fares would increase.
  10. Presumably figures for foot passengers using the ticketing options on the Dunoon – Gourock crossing are available but if figures for foot passengers using the various ticketing options option on the Hunter's Quay – McInroy's Point crossing are not available then how was "a large number of users" defined for foot passengers when the minister concluded fares would increase.

(RET - Road Equivalent Tariff)

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Published Date 26 Sep 2017 Subject Mode of transport