Eligibility is simple


If you’re aged 16 or 17, you’re eligible!


The 16-17 Saver is valid for one year or until your 18th birthday, whichever comes first. 


If you buy a discounted Season ticket before your 16-17 Saver expires, you can keep using your discounted Season ticket for up to four months after the expiry of your 16-17 Saver, as long as your Season ticket is still valid. The two expiry dates are shown on your 16-17 Saver. 

If you buy a paper Season ticket, the 16-17 Saver cannot be used as a Photocard. If you buy a smart Season ticket, you usually will not require a separate Photocard to validate your Season ticket.


You'll need to have the following when you apply:

  1. Evidence of age - a valid UK driving licence, passport or EEA national ID card
  2. A good quality digital passport-style photo of you
  3. Debit or credit card for payment


If you don't have any of the above forms of ID, you can upload a scan of your birth certificate or a Government-approved PASS card instead. Please note that applications using these forms of ID will take a little longer to process.


Some train companies and/or local authorities also offer young people discounts on rail fares. If you live in Scotland check out The Young Scot Card.


If you experience any issues during your online application, you can call our customer support team on 0345 301 1656 for help. We're available from 7am to 10pm every day of the year (except Christmas day).