A new young persons’ rail card has launched in conjunction with Santander bank.

The launch of the new partnership between 16-25 Railcard and Santander bank is a four-year deal which enables Santander to offer students a four year 16-25 Railcard with their student current account.

This agreement replaces the previous arrangement with NatWest and RBS and it is expected almost 300,000 railcards will be issued by mid-2017.

David Mapp, commercial director of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), said: “The 16-25 Railcard is one of our most popular discount cards, thanks to the considerable savings it offers to young people.

“Train companies know that many people today, students in particular, need to cut costs wherever possible. With an average saving of £174 a year, the four-year Santander 16-25 Railcard will allow holders to save hundreds of pounds when enjoying a day out or travelling to visit family and friends.”

Posted: 02/07/2013