Rail Industry supports SAF & Veterans to attend remembrance services

Serving Armed Forces personnel and veterans participating in Remembrance Day services can enjoy free train travel to and from these events. This offer extends to individuals travelling to services throughout Britain on Remembrance Sunday, 12th November.

For veterans and serving personnel attending the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph, they can travel to any London terminal for free on either Saturday, 11th November or on the day itself – and be able to return home for free afterwards.

To benefit from this offer, Veterans simply need to show a Veterans Railcard, a Veterans Oyster card or other proof of service, such as a Ministry of Defence-issued Veterans ID card.

Jacqueline Starr, CEO of RDG, expressed, "Many of our great railway stations have memorials to the thousands of rail workers who gave their lives in the two world wars of the last century.

"During this period of reflection and remembrance, the rail industry is proud to help the service personnel of today – and those that have fought in more recent conflicts – travel to ceremonies up and down Britain as the nation gathers to remember those who have died serving our country."

Transport Secretary Mark Harper added, "Remembrance Sunday is an important day of reflection across the country, honouring all of those who served our country with bravery and endeavour.

"It's right that our veterans and serving military personnel will have free rail travel to and from remembrance services across Great Britain.

"We remember the past sacrifices, but also think of – and thank – those who continue to defend our freedoms and protect our way of life."

For more information, please visit Forces News at: https://bit.ly/forces-news-remembrance-rail-travel

Please note: Network Rail is due to undertake planned engineering works on some lines on 11th and 12th  November and those intending to travel are asked to check in advance whether their planned journey will be affected.

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