To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will extend eligibility for the 50 per cent discount on train travel provided by the 16 to 17 saver rail card to students for the whole of the academic year in which they turn 18; and if he will make a statement.
23 February 2022
In 2019 we introduced the 16-17 Saver effectively extending half-price child fares to young people aged 16 and 17. Young people are required to continue in education, employment or training until the age of 18. The introduction of the 16-17 Saver means that they have access to half-price rail travel for the entirety of that period. On turning 18, young people can then take advantage of the 16-25 Railcard offering up to a third off most rail fares. We have no plans to extend or change the validity of the 16-17 Saver at this time.