Gloucester MP welcomes new railcard cutting train costs for over a million teenagers

Gloucester’s MP Richard Graham said, ‘Younger rail passengers can now benefit from cheaper rail fares, allowing them to keep more money in their pockets and helping them get to school, college and work.


It is great news for 16- and 17-year olds as the brand new 16-17 Saver railcard will be launched next week and will guarantee half-price travel for young people, saving families an average of £186 every year.

Richard added, ‘The long summer holidays offer opportunities to see family and friends outside Gloucester, and lower train fares make this more possible for some.’


  • Available for purchase for £30 online at or by calling 0345 301 1656, the Saver will be on sale at 9am on Tuesday 20 August. From this date, up to 1.2 million young people are eligible for the 50% discount it offers on most rail travel, including peak and season tickets.
  • Teenagers can start using their discounted tickets on Monday 2 September 2019.
  • The launch comes as the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) confirmed that over 327,000 people are now saving a third off their journeys after purchasing the 26-30 Railcard, saving an average of £19 per month since it launched in January.