Government's 16-17 rail saver launched - AoC's comment

14 Aug 2019

Today the Government has announced the new 16 - 17 rail saver

  • Half price 16-17 Saver launching next week for 1.2million 16 and 17-year olds
  • Young people set to make average savings of £186 every year
  • Railcards boost education opportunities and help communities and businesses by making travel cheaper for young people

David Hughes, AoC Chief Executive says:

"This rail discount for 16 and 17-year-olds is a huge step in the right direction and will help to alleviate the financial pressures facing young people and their families across the country . Many from disadvantaged backgrounds find themselves making difficult choices about their future based on how much their journey to college will cost, increasing the pressures of staying in education. Travel costs should never be a barrier to education, today’s announcement will give a much needed helping hand to thousands who rely on rail travel to access education and training. We would love to see the same approach for bus travel which is vital for many young people.”