Getting older is never good news – hangovers get worse, going to the gym becomes necessary and saving money becomes a reality.
One of the worst things about passing the 25 mark however is losing your rail privileges, with our young persons railcards (for 16 to 25-year-olds) expiring.
Yes, that means paying full price for national train fares.
It was announced last year that there might be hope, with Greater Anglia Railways breaking the news that it would be trialling a new Millennial rail card, offering up to a 30% discount on train travel for 26 – 30-year-olds.
We were hesitant with our celebrations as it seemed too good to be true, but sure enough, the news has been officially confirmed, with the nationwide scheme starting today.
What is the millennial railcard?
The millennial railcard is a digital annual pass for 26 – 30-year-olds, costing £30 a year and entitling the holder to up to a third off their train fares. It’s essentially a continuation of the young persons rail cards – but it’s a first for the UK.