Greater Anglia launches club 50 - the country’s first railcard for generation x

Monday, 13 November 2017

Greater Anglia has become England’s first rail operator to offer a discounted ticket scheme for passengers age 50 and over.

The Club 50 initiative is now available to Generation X across the network meaning savvy passengers who sign up can save hundreds of pounds on rail travel.

While discounts for young people, students and senior citizen are a familiar offering on the UK’s railways, those born in the 1960s – often described as Generation X - have until now missed out on savings aimed directly at their age group.

For an annual joining fee of just £20, Club 50 members will immediately benefit from a 20% saving on all off-peak including Advance rail fares online, and a 10% saving on off-peak rail fares purchased at Greater Anglia stations.

The decision to launch the scheme follows the success of Club 50 for passengers using Greater Anglia’s sister operator Scotrail.

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia Managing Director commented: “We are delighted to add Club 50 to our range of great value fares and offers. Hopefully it will help even more people will be able to enjoy exploring East Anglia by train.

“It’s one of many ways that we’re transforming rail travel in East Anglia and hopefully helping to boost the local economy and communities.”