26-30 Railcard to FINALLY go on sale this year for discount train travel

Train travellers under the age of 30 can rejoice as they are able to travel with cheap tickets for even longer.

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National Rail are to release their 26-30 railcard by the end of the year after a trial earlier this year, saving passengers a third on train travel.

In March, 100,000 travel cards were put on sale which immediately crashed the website, causing chaos across the country.

Thankfully they will be back on sale for the rest of those in the age range by the end of 2018.

While a date has not yet been announced, in the next few months more than four million people will be eligible to invest in the card.

Being the seventh railcard currently on offer, joining the 16-25 railcard and the Two Together railcard, it will be the first to be digital—only.

If the traveller’s phone runs out of battery then it can be swapped to another mobile device with ease.

The research from the trial found that those using the card saved £125 on average per year.

Jacqueline Starr, Managing Director of Rail Delivery Group said: “Britain’s rail companies are excited to announce that the National Rail 26-30 Railcard will be available across the country before the end of the year.

“It means more young people can explore Britain for less using our trains and benefit from saving a third on rail travel, making it cheaper to get out and enjoy the seaside or visit family and friends.”

Joseph Moore, who took part in the 26-30 Railcard trial said he ”relied on it for travelling back home from university”.

Despite being “gutted” when he was no longer eligible for the 16-25 railcard, he said the new card allowed him “to save money on getting the train for job interviews, and for staying in touch with people.”

The release date will be announced later this year on the Twitter account @_Railcards.

It will cost just £30 to buy for an annual pass, which can often be made back in one journey.

There is a catch – it can only be used on off-peak travel fares. It also excludes anyone over the age of 30, with many not being eligible for other railcards.

However there is still a way to save money, and that is with the Family & Friends Railcard.

Martin Lewis explained on This Morning how it can save money when travelling as a group.

He said: “The railcard gets you a third off train tickets for up to four adults when travelling together with up to four children aged 5-15 getting 60 per cent off.

“Even if you don’t use the train that often, just one big rail trip across the country would make the railcard worth it.”

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