Translink to offer railcard for mature students following lobbying by Cochrane

Alliance East Belfast MLA Judith Cochrane has welcomed the decision by Translink to offer a railcard to students who are aged 24 and over. Judith wrote to Translink following a compliant she received from a constituent who while still being a student, was not in the age band of 16 – 23 for the student railcard. The new railcards will be available shortly from rail stations.

Judith Cochrane MLA said: “I am glad that Translink have made the correct decision in providing railcards for students who are aged 24 and over.

“Considering the large amount of students who are not in the 16- 23 age band, it makes sense for these older students to be able to still avail of a rail card.

“We need to ensure that people of all ages are able to access further and higher education, and this includes providing benefits and opportunities to them that younger students can receive.
“I will continue to work with Translink to ensure that their ticketing policy is best placed to help different sections of our society.”


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