Getting around any town or city isn’t cheap, especially if you’re trying to pay rent, bills, buy food and generally enjoy life on top of forking out for an expensive commute.
However, a new initiative set to arrive next year could change all of that. A leaked staff memo from the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) has revealed plans for a ‘millennial’ rail card, offering people aged 26-30 a discount on their train tickets.
According to the document, the card will be tested by Greater Anglia Railways — which covers most of the South East — from December this year, before being rolled out nationally in the new year. You’ll have to snap one up quick though, as Greater Anglia is said to be only releasing 10,000 railcards initially, which will increase in early 2018.
While the discount amount available hasn’t been confirmed yet, the leaked document also suggests that it will follow suit with the existing 16-25 railcard, which offers 30 per cent off ticket prices.
With millennials earning 20 per cent less than their parents’ generation, to the tune of an average £12,500 less per year, it’s great to see young people getting a break in a crucial period of their working lives. Now, if someone could just do the same with mortgage deposits and rent prices, that’d be great…