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DELAY IN THE INTRODUCTION OF THE 26-30 RAILCARD

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1909: tabled on 06 December 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the Chancellor of the Exchequer's 2017 commitment to introduce a 26-30 railcard which will give holders a one-third discount on rail journeys nationwide; further notes the average 3.1 per cent rail fare increase from 2 January 2019; acknowledges the Rail Delivery Group's promise that the railcard would be available before the end of this year; regrets the decision to delay the introduction of the 26-30 railcard until 2 January 2019 to coincide with the fare increase; notes that by the time the railcard goes on general sale, around one million people who were in the target age range when the railcard was announced will be too old to qualify; and calls on the Government to introduce the railcard as soon as possible, so that people aged between 26 and 30 can benefit from rail fare discounts while travelling to spend time with family over the Christmas period.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.