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If you’re aged between 26 and 30, get yourself one of the new national Railcards and enjoy cheaper train travel. The new Railcards now means that you can get up to 1/3 off rail tickets for journeys up and down the UK.
The Railcard is available now. Anyone aged between 26 and 30 can get one immediately. You’re eligible for one any time before your 31st birthday.
All you need to do is apply online and download the Railcard app. You’ll then be able to enjoy cheaper train travel straightaway against a range of fares including off Peak, Anytime and Advanced purchase tickets.
The 26 – 30 Railcard costs just £30 and gives you a discount of up to 34% on your train journeys. You can purchase it here.
This is the first Railcard that is only available online. To get yours, you’ll need:
• A valid passport or UK driving licence
• A digital passport-style photo, saved to your tablet, smartphone or computer
• A debit or credit card
• The Railcard app
You can use it when purchasing most standard class rail tickets for travel around the UK. It will be valid for one year from the date you bought it.
If you plan to use it for journeys between 04.30 and 10.00 on weekdays, you will have to pay a minimum fare of £12 before you receive any discount. Any weekday journeys that start after 10.00 or anytime at weekends and Bank Holidays will receive the full discount.
Tickets must be purchased before travel in order to receive the discount.
For regular weekday travel at peak times, the best way to save on fares may be to purchase a season ticket. The Railcard won’t secure you a discount on a season ticket, however.
You can use your Railcard to purchase tickets for travel at any time at the weekend or on a public holiday and won’t be subject to the £12 minimum fare.
This is the first digital-only Railcard. It means once you purchase it online it will be downloaded to the Railcard app on your smartphone. The real benefit of this is that as soon as you’ve paid for it and downloaded it you can begin to enjoy 34% off train travel, without having to wait for it in the post.
This also ensures that you won’t have to deal with the situation of losing a paper Railcard and having to reapply for it.
If you lose your smartphone or it runs out of battery while you are travelling you can swap your Railcard to an app on another mobile device. This could be a friend’s smartphone when travelling together, or a replacement smartphone for the one you’ve lost.
When it comes to renewing your Railcard for another year, all you need to do is:
• Log into the Railcard app
• Click Renew
• Check all of your details are correct
Learn more about the cheap train tickets available from TransPennine Express and how you can make the most of your Millennial Railcard.
The 50% discount applies to TransPennine Express Advance tickets
You must be aged 16, 17 or 18 when travelling and present proof of age with the tickets when travelling
Only available for tickets purchased through tpexpress.co.uk - the discount is not available via the TPExpress app or any other booking channels
Tickets must be purchased in advance of travel and are subject to availability, so book early to get the best possible fares
You must select '16-18 TPE Discount' as a railcard option when booking at tpexpress.co.uk to obtain a discount
TransPennine Express will accept any identification which includes a photo and age or date of birth
For example, passports, driving licence photocards and Validate UK ID cards
Tickets are non-refundable and are only valid on the date and trains shown on the ticket(s)
Savings are based on Advance fares versus purchase on the day
16-25 50% Advance Discount
Top tips on getting the cheapest train tickets for your journey.
You can save money on your train tickets with this railcard if you regularly travel with your family and friends.
You can save even more money on your railcard with extra discounts and offers including great days out, meals and activities.
If you’re 60 or older you can make great savings on your train travel and days out with a Senior Railcard.
If you regularly travel with the same person for work or pleasure, you could save money on your trips with a Two Together Railcard.
Don’t worry if you’ve lost your railcard – it’s easy to get a replacement card so you won't miss out on cheap train tickets.