It’s official! The long-awaited 'Millennial Railcard’ for 26 to 30-year-olds will be available to buy nationwide on 2nd January 2019.

The new 26-30 Railcard will work in much the same way as its popular predecessor, the 16-25 Railcard, offering a third off rail fares for a fee of just £30 per year. The first digital-only railcard, it will be available for purchase online and downloaded to the Railcard app, so you can start travelling (and saving) straight away.

You’ll be able to score a discount on Standard Anytime, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak, and Advance fares on train services throughout Great Britain when you travel outside peak hours (4:30 am to 10 am) Monday to Friday, and any time at weekends and on public holidays. The railcard could pay for itself after just three or four journeys.

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Cheaper, greener, faster, longer

Based on the findings of a trial period that began in December 2017, each railcard user will save an average of £125 per year—less spent on the journey and more splurge for the destination. So, start planning some winter getaways now to beat the January blues!

Even better, you’ll be able to buy the card right up until the day before your 31st birthday, so you’ll be able to continue saving on train fares into your thirties (which makes turning 30 seem not so bad after all).

Not only good for your pocket, but the railcard will also help you do your bit for the planet, too. You’ll be surprised at how much you could reduce your carbon footprint by ditching your car, or choosing to take the train instead of flying to your next destination. Not to mention saving yourself the stress of getting stuck in a traffic jam, or enduring airport security.

As it’s a digital railcard, there’s one less piece of plastic to carry and root around in your wallet for. And there’s no need to worry if your smartphone battery dies—the digital railcard you can be swapped onto other mobile devices, so you can always carry a backup.

Make 2019 the year to explore

Use those savings to explore more of the UK next year. Where will you take your first journey to?

Take a look at our inspiration page to explore exciting destinations across the UK and head to our railcard info page for the full lowdown on how the railcard works.

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