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Millennial 26-30 railcard to launch nationwide

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    A nationwide trial of the so-called millennial railcard begins on Tuesday but card numbers will be limited.

    The one-year railcard for 26 to 30-year-olds will cost £30 and offer a third off most fares in England, Wales and Scotland.

    Only 10,000 will be released – enough for one in 500 of the eligible population – and the cost of some peak time travel will not be reduced.

    The nationwide launch follows a trial across the Greater Anglia network.

    Another 10,000 railcards were sold during that trial.

    The new discount card was announced in Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget in November, but received a mixed response from its target audience.

    Railcards were first introduced as a way for train companies to help fill seats during off-peak times. The card for 16 to 25-year-olds has existed in one form or another since 1974.

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    Anyone applying for the railcard will need to pay by card, have a proof of age, either through a driving licence or passport, and have a digital, passport-style photo.

    Applications should be made on the 26-30 railcard website, and holders will need to download an app before they can use the card.

    The discount for some during the morning commute is limited as a minimum fare of £12 applies to all journeys made before 10am, Monday to Friday.

    The Rail Delivery Group said discounts were not given on season tickets, but a weekly or monthly season ticket could still be the cheapest option for those in this age bracket who commuted frequently by train.

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