The solution to sky-high train fares?

f you’re fed up with high train fares, there’s now a way to get cheaper tickets – take the train with a friend.

This morning sees the launch of the first new railcard for 30 years, which will give two people a third off the cost of rail travel for a year, provided they travel together.

The Two Together card costs £30 and can be used after 9.30am on weekdays, and at any time on weekends and bank holidays. It is available to any two people aged over 16.

Canny commuters who travel after 9.30am could pair up with a colleague to buy a card and significantly reduce the cost of their journeys to and from work.

Two commuters who travelled from Woking to London would normally pay a combined fare of £167 a week. With the Two Together card, they could make a combined saving of £55.66 a week, more than recouping the £30 cost of the card.

The discount only applies when the two people named on the card travel together. If tickets are booked with the Two Together card, then the two people do not travel together on the same train, the tickets become invalid.

Read more at London24

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Author:

Zoah Hedges-Stocks is a journalist looking for opportunities in digital journalism in London. She read History at Cambridge University, where she was twice Editor-In-Chief of The Cambridge Student. She is currently writing a dreadful novel, and is keen to take on any freelance writing assignments that you might like to throw her way. Twitter: @zoah_hs

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