A new railcard offering discounted train tickets for military veterans will be launched later this year, the government has said.
The railcard – to be released on Armistice Day in November – will save a third off most train fares .
It will benefit more than , (veterans who do not already qualify for existing discounts, the Department for Transport said.
“Every part of society should honor the debt we owe those who’ve served our country, “said Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.
He said allowing ex-servicemen and women to travel more easily was “the least we can do”.
“This railcard will help open up opportunities to veterans, whether through employment and retraining, or by strengthening links with friends and family, “he added.
A HM Forces Railcard can already be bought by serving personnel for £
Other railcards exist that are aimed at the over
The new railcard for veterans will be available to buy from (November and will cost £ for a limited period, before rising to £