26-30 Railcard will be here to stay!


Great news! The results of the National Rail 26-30 Railcard trial are in and we’re delighted to confirm that the National Rail 26-30 Railcard will be here to stay! 

The National Rail 26-30 Railcard will be out before the end of the year; however, we still have to share the good news with staff, update our back-end systems etc which takes time, so we can’t give you an exact date yet.

The 26-30 Railcard will remain digital only and with the same discounts as during the trial.

Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook & Twitter for information on the go live date, but don’t worry when it comes it’s here to stay.


The story so far

Originally piloted in East Anglia on 6th December 2017, the trial was extended nationwide on 13th March 2018 to gather additional insights to ensure the National Rail 26-30 Railcard was the right product our customers.

Love stats? We’ve got some for you:

  • 5,174 people participated in the surveys
  • Based on initial finding the National Rail 26-30 Railcard users will save an average of £125 a year
  • Users on average took approx. 6 leisure journeys a month
  • Users travel an average of 400 miles with their National Rail 26-30 Railcard discount
  • Those buying a Railcard will join more than 4 million existing Railcard customers who save themselves over £600m a year


Ok, but what is the 26-30 Railcard?

If you are aged 26-30 the National Rail 26-30 Railcard will save you 1/3 on leisure journeys across Britain for just £30 a year.

It is first digital-only Railcard and it will be available to buy online and downloaded to the Railcard app on a smartphone. Once downloaded you can then start travelling (and saving) straight away, with no need to wait for the post. If your phone runs out of battery or gets lost it can be swapped to another mobile device.

Click here to find out more about minimum fares and where and when you can use your Railcard.