Michael has welcomed the launch of the Veterans Railcard.
On sale from Wednesday 14th October, the railcard will offer an additional 830,000 veterans, who are not covered by existing discounts or railcards, up to one-third off most rail fares from 5 November and will also extend discounted travel to a named companion and up to four dependent children, if travelling with the cardholder.
This commitment to support the veterans and their families was an important pledge in the Government’s manifesto. HM Armed Forces are rightly valued throughout their service. They make sacrifices and put themselves in danger to serve and protect our country. It is only right that we continue to show how much we value their efforts – and the support given them by their families – once they leave the armed forces too.
Michael said "It's great that we can support our veterans in this way, whether they are travelling for work or to visit friends and family. Some veterans were already eligible for railcards, but this ensures that all veterans can get this discount on their rail travel."
You can find more details here Veterans-railcard