Introducing a brand new railcard, reducing rail fares for 16 and 17-year-olds

The Conservative Government are introducing a brand new railcard, which will halve all rail fares for 16 and 17-year-olds


The railcard will give 16-17 year olds 50 per cent off all fares from September including season tickets and peak services, and will provide a real boost for young people and their parents in Birmingham with many saving thousands a year.


The Conservative Government is also launching an industry led 26-30 year old railcard, giving this age group in Birmingham a fairer deal in their commute to work by cutting a third off their rail fares.


We welcome the announcement today that this Government will be freezing rail fares in line with inflation for the sixth year in a row, unlike the Labour Government who increased rail fares above inflation by 7.5 per cent in 2009.


On top of this, we are launching a review to transform Britain’s railways, improve services and provide better value for money for passengers.