The new Veterans Railcard has now gone on sale. The railcard will offer an additional 830,000 veterans who are not covered by existing discounts or railcards up to one-third of most rail fares from 5th November at the introductory price of £21 for a year. A named travelling companion will also be offered the discount as well as up to four dependent children if travelling with the cardholder.

Our armed forces put themselves in danger to protect us all. Offering discounts on rail travel to veterans and their families will go a small way to recognise their sacrifice. The Government promised to support people who have served in the forces and I know this railcard will go a small way in recognising the many veterans who live in Southampton.