PASSENGERS have saved more than £20 million on their rail travel over the last year following the launch of the Two Together railcard.
Launched in March last year, Two Together - www.twotogether-railcard.co.uk - gives two named people a third off rail fares when they travel together. In just a year, more than 215,000 Two Together railcards have been sold and more than three million journeys made with an average annual saving of £127.48 per card.
A third of railcards were bought by people in London and the South-East, while more than a quarter were purchased by passengers in the North-West, North-East, and Yorkshire and the Humber.
The longest journey saw two travellers cover the 1,043 miles between Reading and Culrain in the Scottish Highlands, saving an estimated £118.40 on their trip. The most popular destinations included London, Manchester, Edinburgh and York.
David Mapp, commercial director at The Association of Train Operating Companies, said: ‘From Thurso to Penzance, it’s fantastic to know that for anyone travelling as a pair, whether friends, family, or couples, using a Two Together railcard can make it even more cost effective.’
A Two Together railcard costs £30 a year and there is no limit on the number of times it can be used.
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