New Veterans Railcard

Published on 22 January 2020

New Veterans Railcard

A new railcard for British military veterans is to be launched on Armistice Day.
 
Due to be made available from 11 November, it will extend cheaper train travel to more than 830,000 veterans who do not qualify for existing discounts.
 
However, at least initially, it will only be for use in England.
 
The railcard will cost £21 for an introductory period, before the price is increased to £30.
 
Holders will be able to save a third off most train tickets, although certain restrictions will apply including:
 
The railcard can be used at any time - peak or off-peak - although during peak times a minimum fare of £12 applies.
 
At the moment, it can only be used in England, but the Government hopes to eventually extend it to Scotland and Wales.
 
If a cardholder is travelling with their spouse or children, they are all able to claim discounted tickets.

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