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Millennials, you can finally get a 26-30 railcard across the UK

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Rejoice! The millennial railcard is finally going to be available to all. 

It’s been a long time coming, but the new 26-30 railcard, dubbed the millennial card by many, is now being rolled out to all across the UK.

As many of you will remember, the card was first piloted a year ago – with just 10,000 lucky people getting their hands on one. But a crashed website, jammed phone lines and a lot of disappointed young people later, and finally we can all have one, too.

With the intention of getting millennials travelling the country more (and saving some pennies), the card will be available to all aged 26-30 from December 2018.

“Britain’s rail companies are excited to announce that the national rail 26-30 railcard will be available across the country before the end of the year,” said Jacqueline Starr, managing director of Rail Delivery Group.

“It means more young people can explore Britain for less using our trains and benefit from saving a third on rail travel, making it cheaper to get out and enjoy the seaside or visit family and friends.” 

Rejoice! The millennial railcard is finally going to be available to all     

It’s currently unclear exactly how much you’ll be able to save a month, but you’ll definitely be travelling at a cheaper rate. The creators found that after the first trials (one in December; a second in March) those who took around six journeys a month, covering an average of 400 miles, saved themselves around £125 per year.

And for the first time ever the card will be digital only, so you can easily download the app to your phone to make life simple.

More details will be released in due course on the website, so watch this space.

In the meantime, why not consider a trip to Scotland? Or possibly stay in a treehouse in Devon? Get planning. 

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Susan Devaney is a digital journalist for Stylist.co.uk, writing about fashion, beauty, travel, feminism, and everything else in-between.

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