The 26-30 Railcard Finally Goes on Sale at Noon Today

By Tom Pritchard on at

It seems like it's been a lifetime since the government tried to win some political points from the youth of today, by announcing a new railcard for people who are older than 25. Now, after trial runs, delays, and all sorts of other things, that railcard is finally going on sale today. For real this time.

From Noon today (2nd January) you can go online and buy yourself a 26-30 railcard, letting you enjoy 1/3 off rail travel all over the country. The card costs £30 for one year, and not a single day more, and obviously you have to be between the ages of 26 and 30 (with photo ID to prove it) if you want one.

Also you need the Railcard app, because this being the 'millennial' railcard everything is done digitally. That means you can start claiming your discount right away, though you will need to keep an eye on your battery life. The app is available on Android and iOS, so that shouldn't be a problem, unless you're still rocking a Windows Phone or pre-Android BlackBerry for some reason. If you're one of those people *please* upgrade. If nothing else do it to keep your data secure.

The railcard is available to everyone this time, with no limits on how many are allowed to be sold. That means you don't need to rush to try and get your hands on one, though I would imagine the website is going to crash at noon anyway. You know what people are like, always looking for a bargain. But you can hardly blame them, seeing as how train fairs just increased by 3.1 per cent with no sign of the service improving anytime soon.

Head over to the 26-30 Railcard website if you want to buy one, or you need to know more. If you're over the age of 30, you sadly can not have one, but there are other railcards you might be able to take advantage of, so make sure to do your research.