Railcard for veterans to launch later this year

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BBC News has reported that a new railcard offering discounted train tickets for military veterans will be launched later this year, the government has announced. The railcard – to be released on Armistice Day in November – will save a third off most train fares. It is set to benefit more than 830,000 veterans who do not already qualify for existing discounts. Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps said, “This railcard will help open up opportunities to veterans, whether through employment and retraining, or by strengthening links with friends and family.”

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