A little while ago, I wrote about how I’d been stripped of my ‘young person’ title and thrown into the depths of adulthood as I’d outgrown the eligibility for a 16-25 railcard.
(You can read my blog post here – Crappy Birthday)
In my new identity as ‘person’, I’ve had to give up sleeping in, start shopping in Marks and Spencer and find interest in conversations about broken boilers. It’s been terrible.
(FYI, I’ve done none of these things – I will eternally shop in Forever 21, FOREVER 21).
But as luck would have it, it turns out the government is a really big fan of my blog and have decided that in 2018 they will extend the ‘young person’ railcard to under 30s.
Hooray, you might say, as we solve the high cost of living for young people via a voucher card with my ‘shame this isn’t valid on my work commute’ face on it.
I imagine these must be very fancy trains given that I’ll need all that extra discount until I’m 30 in order to afford the fare……
So, now I suppose the government has read my blog and put me back in my box (the box labelled with ‘people who weren’t mentioned in the manifesto’), all that’s left to do is sort out equal pay, the housing crisis, zero hour contracts, Brexit, universal credit…..(we could be here for a while)…..
You can read about the change to the railcard here: BBC – young person railcard