Scottish Youth Railcard Changes

We are pleased to inform you of changes which will make it easier for 16,17 and 18
year olds to access discounted rail fares.

From today, young people in this age group will be able to access concessionary
fares (50% of weekly and monthly tickets and 1/3 discount on off-peak single or
return journeys), simply by showing their existing Young Scot National
Entitlement Card when buying a ticket.

This new process removes the need for the young person to apply for and present a rail voucher in exchange for a railcard. 

Young people in your area can be advised that will receive the discount by
simply presenting their valid Young Scot NEC when purchasing a rail ticket at
stations, or on board trains where no ticket issuing facilities are available.
Only those young people with a Young Scot branded card will have access to the
discounted product.

There will naturally be a transition period, during which Scottish Youth
Railcards will remain in circulation and these cards, though not required, will
continue to be accepted.

Further information is available from Transport Scotland’s website or by calling 0141 272 7175. We are also updating the relevant pages on the Young Scot portal.

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