Simon Fell welcomes new railcards slashing fares for a generation in Barrow & Furness

Conservative Spokesman for Barrow & Furness, Simon Fell has welcomed the news that the Conservative Government are introducing a brand new railcard, which will halve all rail fares for 16 and 17-year-olds in Barrow and Furness.

The railcard will give 16-17 year olds 50 per cent off all fares from September including season tickets and peak services, and will provide a real boost for young people and their parents in Barrow and Furness with many saving thousands a year.

The Conservative Government is also launching an industry led 26-30 year old railcard, giving this age group in Barrow and Furness a fairer deal in their commute to work by cutting a third off their rail fares.

Simon Fell also welcomed the announcement today that this Government will be freezing rail fares in line with inflation for the sixth year in a row, unlike the Labour Government who increased rail fares above inflation by 7.5 per cent in 2009.

On top of this, we are launching a review to transform Britain’s railways, improve services and provide better value for money for passengers.

Commenting, Simon Fell said:

“I am delighted by today’s announcements which will provide a genuine boost for hardworking families and young people in Barrow and Furness. 

“Thanks to our balanced approach to the economy the Conservatives in Government have been able to invest more in the vital public services we all rely on whilst helping people with the cost of living so they can keep more of what they earn.”