A special rail travel discount for the Armed Forces is to be extended to cover all active volunteer reserves, Prime Minister David Cameron will announce today. The HM Forces railcard will also cover reservists' spouses and children.
Available from next week, the railcard will give reservists a third off fares for family days out and trips to visit friends.
The railway has been supporting the country's serving troops with the forces railcard for over 30 years. In Stirling in Scotland to celebrate Armed Forces Day, Mr Cameron said the extension was "fantastic".
He went on: "I know that the forces railcard is already a huge help to tens of thousands of hard-working troops around the country and this is a further recognition of the increasingly vital role our reserves play in our Armed Forces".
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