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Gloucester MP welcomes introduction of cheaper rail fares

A new railcard that offers a 50 per cent reduction in fares for pupils in further education has been welcomed by Gloucester MP Richard Graham.

The 16-17-year-olds' Saver Railcard will be launched next week and will guarantee half-price travel for youngsters.

It will save around £12.50 on the cost of a weekly ticket between Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Richard Graham said, 'Younger rail passengers can now benefit from cheaper rail fares, allowing them to keep more money in their pockets and helping them get to school, college and work.

'The long summer holidays offer opportunities to see family and friends outside Gloucester, and lower train fares make this more possible for some.'

The 16-17 Saver costs £30 and is available to purchase from 9am on Tuesday, August 20.

Teens can then start using their ticket from Monday, September 2 to coincide with the start of the college and sixth-form year.

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