Local Member of the Welsh Parliament, Laura Anne Jones, has welcomed news that military veterans of every generation will soon benefit from cut-price rail travel, thanks to a UK Government initiative.
The Veteran’s Railcard is aimed at supporting veterans after their service, providing up to a third off all peak and off-peak fares, as well as discounted travel for adult companions and children.
It forms part of the UK Government’s commitment to make this country the best place to be a veteran, helping repay the debt we all owe to those who have served.
The card pays tribute to the Royal Navy, RAF and Army, using the colours featured on the veterans’ flag.
An estimated 830,000 veterans, who are not eligible for existing railcards, will now be able to get up to a third off rail travel from 5 November 2020.
Laura Anne Jones commented:
“ I warmly welcome news that veterans will shortly be able to benefit from discounted rail travel.”
“We owe our veterans an enormous debt of gratitude and we have a duty to help them re-enter the civilian world and to find work when their service is over.”
“Our military make huge sacrifices to keep our country safe. It is only right that we continue to show how much we value their efforts once they leave the armed forces.”
The new card will be on sale at an introductory price of just £21 until 31 March 2021