Traveling couples to benefit from new railcard

Couples who regularly travel together will soon benefit from a brand new railcard, which will save them a third on most of their train journeys.

According to dailymail.co.uk, the ‘Two Together’ railcard allows two people to receive a third off their rail journeys – the only catch is that they must be travelling together. However, this scheme isn’t just designed for just married couples or those in a relationship, any two people can sign up for it. For example, two work colleagues who often get the same journey could choose to go halves on a Two Together railcard.

The card will cost £30 and anyone between the ages of 26 and 59 can sign up to get one. Each person will be identified on the card by name and photograph, so users must always travel with the same person, although there’s nothing to stop people buying more than one card. As with all other railcard schemes, the discount cannot be used during peak time, which is between 4:30am and 9:30am, Monday to Friday. Users can travel when they like at the weekend and on bank holidays though, reports theguardian.com.

It’s likely that many businesses across the country will benefit from this scheme, as more tourists will now be able to afford to take trips on a regular basis. London businesses could benefit the most, as Waterloo is the most popular station to travel to in the UK, according to data from the Office of Rail Regulation.