A new railcard for military veterans was launched today (14 October 2020) offering the card holder and their companion a third off most travel and up to 60% discount for up to four children aged 5-15.

The new card will be valid on journeys taken from 5 November 2020 and is available to ex-servicemen and women of any age.

Veterans can choose between a physical card or a digital one which they can keep on their phones.

The new card will be available on most tickets where you will be eligible for discount off anytime, off-peak, super off-peak and advanced single and return tickets. Those travelling to London can also use the card on an Anytime Day Travelcard Zone 1-6 when bought as part of tickets to London.

The veterans railcard will launch on 5 November – costing £21 until 31 March 2021 – then £30 thereafter.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps presented the first ever veterans railcard to Captain Sir Tom Moore and said: “We have an eternal debt of honour to those who have served our country, and this railcard is part of marking our gratitude.

“For veterans looking to re-enter the world of work and connect with friends and family, it will cut the cost of travel to open up new opportunities.”

For more information, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/captain-sir-tom-moore-presented-with-first-veterans-railcard