The Government is committed to delivering a fairer deal for passengers, and so from January 2019, 4.5 million young people can travel by train for less following the successful launch of the new 26 to 30 rail card.
The card offers 1/3 off travel throughout England, Scotland and Wales across the National Rail network.
Chris Grayling, Secretary of State at the Department of Transport, also set out plans for a brand new rail card that extends child fares to 16 and 17-year-olds.
The new 16 & 17 rail card will be launched this coming September in time for the new school year, and offer 1.2 million young people a 50 per cent discount on rail travel, including peak-time and season tickets.
This card will offer savings on rail services run by franchises managed by the Department for Transport.
These measures will help more young people use our railways and build on our record investment in the network, ensuring people get frequent, affordable and reliable journeys.