A new peak-time railcard for 16-18 year-old passengers has been announced.
The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) said the digital app-based card will be trialled in spring 2018, ahead of a national rollout in September, should it prove successful.
The card could save 1.5 million young people a minimum of 34 per cent on peak-time tickets to school, college, and training places, according to the RDG.
The news comes ahead of the industry’s trial of a new 26-30 year old railcard in December.
The new railcard will be different from the 16-25 railcard because it can be used during peak travel time. The precise terms of the railcard will be reviewed following the trial.
RDG’s managing director of customer experience Jacqueline Starr said: “The railway has the potential to help young people across the country to cast their net wider for new opportunities in education, work and training and train companies, working together, are making it happen.”