Maria Caulfield MP welcomes launch of Veteran Railcard

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed the news that military veterans will soon get cut-price train travel with a new railcard on sale from Armistice Day.

 

Available from Armistice Day 2020, the railcard will extend discounted train travel to the more than 830,000 veterans not covered by existing discounts. The railcard will cover all branches of the military and will also allow Veterans’ families to travel with them, potentially saving military families hundreds of pounds a year.

 

Details on how veterans can get their railcard will be available in the coming months.

 

Maria Caulfield MP, who attended a launch event in Parliament, said “Every part of society should honour the debt we owe those who’ve served our country. I’m proud that the Government is doing its bit. This railcard will help open up opportunities to veterans, whether through employment and retraining, or by strengthening links with friends and family. I believe that enabling former service personnel to travel more easily is the least we can do.”