Angus MP Welcomes New Railcard

The MP for Angus has hailed the “game-changing” new rail pass that will open up travel across Scotland for people under 30.

The UK Government has launched the 26 to 30 railcard that will allow travellers to knock one third off the cost of their fares.

Local MP Kirstene Hair, one of the current Westminster politicians in the age group which will benefit from the move, helped launched the pass with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

She said:

“The existing pass for 16 to 25 year olds is very valuable for thousands of young Scots.

“So this new pass is a game-changer for many.

“It will open up a world of opportunity for my Angus constituents who might feel the cost of rail fares is a barrier to traveling via the rail network.

The new discount scheme lets under-30s knock a third off the price of many train journeys, costs thirty pounds and is fully digital - letting you buy it and benefit from the savings minutes before you travel.

Following a trial where 98% of those that took part said they were very satisfied or satisfied with it, anyone aged between 26 and 30 at the time of application can buy one at www.26-30railcard.co.uk.