Child train fares for 16 and 17 year olds

I am 16, I am still at school, I have no income, and I believe that it is unfair for 16-17 year olds to be seen as adults on public transport when we are not seen as adults in the eyes of the law; we can not vote, we can not buy alcohol, we can not buy cigarettes, we have a lower minimum wage etc. so why are we charged adult fares on public transport?! To make easy money is the answer.

The adult price for the short 20 minute journey to manchester from macclesfield where I live is over £8; I simply can not afford to travel for this price whilst in full time education.

This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:

There is already an e-petition about this issue.

The following explanatory notes have been added:

The petition "Your not an adult until age 18 so why are adult fares charged at 16?" addresses the same issue.

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Created By

Sarah Armstrong

Created On

Thursday 11 August 2011

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