Local Conservative Candidate, Robert Largan, has welcomed the news that the Conservative Government are introducing a brand new railcard, which will halve all rail fares for 16 and 17-year-olds in the High Peak.
The railcard will give 16-17 year olds 50 per cent off all fares from September including season tickets and peak services, and will provide a real boost for young people and their parents in the High Peak with many saving thousands a year.
The Conservative Government is also launching an industry led 26-30 year old railcard, giving this age group in the High Peak a fairer deal in their commute to work by cutting a third off their rail fares.
Robert Largan also welcomes the announcement today that this Government will be freezing rail fares in line with inflation for the sixth year in a row, unlike the Labour Government who increased rail fares above inflation by 7.5 per cent in 2009.
On top of this, we are launching a review to transform Britain’s railways, improve services and provide better value for money for passengers.
Commenting, Robert Largan said:
“I am really pleased by today’s announcements which will provide a genuine boost for young people in the High Peak.
“This is very positive but there is a lot more work to do when it comes to improving our rail services. I will continue to push for greater investment in our rail network to help improve services and reduce commuter misery.”