The new 26-30 discount railcard launches tomorrow
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. Only 10,000 will be released following a trial across the Greater Anglia network.
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:
Your policies have left an entire generation behind, struggling to get on the housing ladder and living more precariously and indebted than their parents – so what do you offer them? A railcard. 😂
— Matt Turner (@MattTurner4L) November 21, 2017
And some believe the Conservatives are desperately trying to please the young voters who didn't vote for them in the snap election:
£10 minimum wage from age 18 and no university £9,250 fees or another 5 years to buy a £30 railcard? Feel the Cons need to do a bit more to lure younger voters from Corbyn
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) November 21, 2017
Whether you love it or hate it, any discount is a discount. And I'll take it.