New UK rail card likely to be launched nationwide in 2018Back to Forum
It’s a new railcard which will suit our younger business traveller readers.
It will be offered to travellers aged 26-30 years (but can be used until your 31st birthday).
The plan is to roll it out on the Greater Anglia network in December and then extend it nationwide in 2018.
Details of restrictions remain a secret but, as with the Young Person’s railcard, morning peak hour travel may not be allowed.
However it would still be valid to/from airports (outside the morning peak) and one could always circumvent the time restrictions on a day return business trip by purchasing a normal fare (either Advance or regular) one-way and then using the railcard to obtain a cheaper price for the return.20 Oct 2017
at 14:4322 Nov 2017
So, in these PC times, there should also be a railcard for the 45-59 yr olds also, hard pressed, height of their careers, and getting older?!!!
Perhaps a Male Railcard, a Female railcard, a Blond Railcard, (though we may be forget to take it with us!)
If it gives 33% discount, my Blond, Male, 45+ railcards, would only leave me to pay 1% of the real fare.
On the other hand, a non-privatised network, such as The Netherlands, would give everyone, equal right, at any time, to travel nationally and spontaneously, throughout the country, whilst earning money back into Government funds. Us the taxpayers.
Travelling the length of the country for a Max of 30 Euros, and a standard 10 Euros on Sunday max, would be far more fair and a national resource.
Not only do we have to plan to “get off the island”, and get taxed for doing so, than we pay hundreds £’s to travel within it, if we get a spur of the moment hope.
I am surprised the current Government have not introduced a train Tax!23 Nov 2017
Marcus, you did not include a discount card for Transgenders. How very unPC of you 😉
Swiss Rail sell a half fare card for CHF 165 a year for a 50% discount on all regular fares by Train, bus and boat as well as 25% discount on rail fares in neighboring countries.23 Nov 2017