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New 26-30 railcard pilot to begin next week

Greater Anglia will launch a pilot for the new railcard for 26-30 year-olds next week.

Chancellor Philip Hammond recently confirmed the introduction of the new discount card in the Autumn Budget, adding to railcards for disabled persons, seniors, families and youngsters.

The pilot will be launched on December 6 in East Anglia and the card, which gives customers between the age of 26 and 30 a third off most rail fares, will be available for up to 10,000 people to download onto the Railcard smart phone app. It also gives customers discounts on certain attractions and events.

It will be digital only and can be used across the country for a year.

The Rail Delivery Group has commissioned Systra to evaluate the new product.

Greater Anglia’s commercial director Andy Camp said: “We know that many of our customers like the convenience of using their mobile phones as tickets, so this is a logical step forward for them – having a digital rail card and we’re thrilled to leading the way with this innovation.”


Read more: Autumn Budget 2017 – what does it mean for the rail industry?


 

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