26-30 Railcard Trial


A key commitment in the rail industry’s long-term plan to change and improve is to boost communities by enabling more people to travel by train.

The trial of the 26-30 Railcard is part of the ongoing rollout of ‘In Partnership for Britain’s Prosperity’, the railways plan for change. The plan, published last year, contains four commitments that the partnership railway – the public and private sectors working together – will deliver to strengthen the railway’s contribution to the economy, increase customer satisfaction, boost local communities and create more jobs in rail.

The trial of the 26-30 Railcard first began with 10,000 Railcards in East Anglia on 6 December 2017 and was extended nationwide to another 10,000 people on 13 March 2018. As part of the trial the 26-30 Railcards were issued on a first come, first served basis. Sales for the trial are now closed.

The train companies, working together in partnership, are constantly carrying out research to develop new products that make leisure travel easier, and better value for money for customers. The research gathered through this trial will be used to build on the Railcards we currently offer, and to inform discussions with the government around their commitment to a national roll out of the 26-30 Railcard.

The digital 26-30 Railcard gives customers a third off most rail fares in Great Britain, and can be used by those customers right across the country for a year. They will also benefit from fantastic discounts on attractions and events, allowing them to make the most of the local areas they are travelling to.

Digital Railcards can be download to the Railcard app on a smart phone. Once downloaded customers can then start travelling (and saving) straight away, with no need to wait for the post. If their phone runs out of battery or gets lost it can be swapped to another mobile device.

The 26-30 Railcards, made available as part of the national trial, have now sold out. We will consider carefully the unprecedented demand we’ve seen as part of this trial and will keep customers who registered their interest via email updated. We will also be keeping people updated via Twitter and Facebook.

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