Railways: Concessions

Department for Transport written question – answered on 23rd January 2019.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a free railcard for people over the age of 65.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

A senior railcard is already offered for those aged 60 and above. The card offers one third off standard and first class anytime, off-peak and advance fares. The cost associated with the railcard is very low compared to the discount savings achieved by regular users.

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