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A nationwide trial of the so-called millennial railcard begins on Tuesday but card numbers will be limited.The one-year railcard for 26 to 30-year-olds will cost
The new discount card was announced in Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget in November, but received a mixed response from its target audience.Railcards were first introduced as a way for train companies to help fill seats during off-peak times. The card for 16 to 25-year-olds has existed in one form or another since 1974.
Anyone applying for the railcard will need to pay by card, have a proof of age, either through a driving licence or passport, and have a digital, passport-style photo.Applications should be made on the 26-30 railcard website, and holders will need to download an app before they can use the card.The discount for some during the morning commute is limited as a minimum fare of ?12 applies to all journeys made before 10am, Monday to Friday.The Rail Delivery Group said discounts were not given on season tickets, but a weekly or monthly season ticket could still be the cheapest option for those in this age bracket who commuted frequently by train.
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