Train tracks in Solihull

New railcard for veterans

Captain Sir Tom Moore is presented with the very first new Veterans’ Railcard which has launched today. See our self help guide on how you can get one too.

Aimed at supporting veterans’ post-service, the newly unveiled Railcard will provide up to a third off all peak and off-peak fares. It also offers discounted travel for adult companions and children.

The introduction of the railcard is part of the government’s commitment to help repay the debt we all owe to those who have served.

You can buy the card at a special introductory price of just £21 for a 1-year Railcard or £61 for a 3-year Railcard, until 31st March 2021. It will offer the holder and their companion a third off fares and 60% off for up to four children aged 5-15 years.

You can choose either a physical card for your wallet or a digital version on your phone.

Charles Byrne, Director General of The Royal British Legion welcomed the move.

“Every day our Armed Forces community provide an incredible service in so many ways and it’s right their unique contribution is recognised. We welcome the introduction of measures such as the new Veterans Rail Card that will allow veterans and their families to enjoy discounted rail fares. At a time when many veterans are facing significant financial hardship, we hope as many as possible will be able to enjoy the benefits this card will bring when travelling by train.”