The new 26-30 discount railcard is becoming available for all

And it will cost the same as the old one


A new young-adult railcard is coming, which means we don't have to worry about turning 26 anymore.

In spring, 10,000 were released following a trial across the Greater Anglia network, but now the card is being made available to all four million 26-30-year-olds in the UK.

Modelled on the 16-25 railcard, it will also cost £30 and get railcard holders up to one third off ticket fares.

However, in contrast to the 16-25 railcard, there will will be restrictions on peak-time travel in order to not overcrowd already busy peak-time train carriages during rush hour.

It will coincide with a rail fare hike of nearly four per cent at the beginning of 2018.

Some people think it's a way of covering up the real problem, which is the high living cost for young people in Britain today.

And some believe the Conservatives are desperately trying to please the young voters who didn't vote for them in the snap election:

Whether you love it or hate it, any discount is a discount. And I'll take it.

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