New railcard for veterans
Captain Sir Tom Moore is presented with the very first new Veterans’ Railcard which has launched today.
Aimed at supporting veterans’ post-service, the newly unveiled Railcard will provide up to a third off all peak and off-peak fares, as well as discounted travel for adult companions and children. It forms part of the government’s commitment to make the UK the best place to be a veteran, helping repay the debt we all owe to those who have served.
The Railcard will be available for 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.
Customers will be able to choose from a physical card that they can carry in their wallet or as a digital version they can keep on their phone.
“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.” Charles Byrne, Director General of The Royal British Legion.