New railcard to extend child fares to 16 and 17-year-olds - MSE News

A new railcard will be launched this year to let 16 and 17-year-olds buy half-price train tickets, the Government has announced...
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  • VT82
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    I'm naturally a Conservative voter, but splitting the 16-25 railcard into a separate one for 16-17 year olds with different terms and conditions is more micro-managerial nonsense from this low-calibre, nannying Government.
  • Kite2010
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    Wouldn't a better idea be extending child rate fares to when the kid is 18 instead of 16, save the hassle of having to deal with railcards.


    Or is that just too simple
  • miller
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    The new 31-59 railcard; no need to fill in any application forms or pay a fee. Just buy your tickets as normal and get stitched up.
  • shroffn
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    Will you be able to combine this new 16-17 Railcard with an Oystercard to get discounts on offpeak Tube/Overground travel as you can with some other Railcards? Does this work with the 26-30 Railcard already?
  • Any news on the 16 to 17 year old railcard? It was announced in January and due to come into effect next month, but I can't find anything recent about its launch.
  • colcheslad
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    Any news on the 16 to 17 year old railcard? It was announced in January and due to come into effect next month, but I can't find anything recent about its launch.

    Looks like it should come out next month:

    Department of Transport announced the launch of a new Railcard on the 2nd of Jan, 2019, which will benefit 16-17 year olds. This Railcard offer 16-17 year olds a 50% discount on rail travel, and will be available from Sept this year. More information will be available in the Summer. Keep your eyes peeled on our site for more information.
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