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Rail cards available to UK Forces veterans

The government has launched a veterans’ travel card, offering former service personnel discounted rail fares.

The cards, available from November 11th this year – Armistice Day – will be offered to more than a 830,000 veterans.

The decision fulfils a Government manifesto pledge to help former men and women who have served their country.

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The new Office for Veterans Affairs (OVA) also offers support in employment and skills. Health and well-being, housing, and finance.

Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Dowden said:

“Our new action plan will help to make the UK the best place in the world for veterans.

“The Office for Veterans’ Affairs will drive the plan from the heart of government, working to help veterans on jobs, housing and health, through better data and a more joined up approach.”

The Veterans Railcard, costs £21 – rising to £30 after an initial period – and allows the 830,000 eligible veterans a third off their fares.

 

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