Railways: Veterans

Department for Transport written question – answered on 29th January 2020.

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Photo of Gavin Robinson Gavin Robinson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with devolved administrations on the provision of a veterans' railcard.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Most railcards can be used across Great Britain given the interconnected nature of rail services, and I have written to my counterparts in Wales and Scotland to encourage them to accept the Veterans’ Railcard on services for which they are responsible. I will also be engaging with my counterpart in Northern Ireland to explore options for ensuring it is also valid there. Passengers will be fully appraised of the railcard’s validity before it goes live, and this will include how to apply and the detailed terms and conditions.

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