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Image caption Young people and over 60s are among those who can already buy a railcard. A new railcard offering discounted train tickets for military veterans will be launched later this year, the government has said. The railcard - to be released on Armistice Day in November - will save a third off most train fares. It will benefit more than 830,000 veterans who do not already qualify for existing discounts, the Department for Transport said. Serving armed forces personnel already qualify for their own railcard. "Every part of society should honour the debt we owe those who've served our country," said Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. He said allowing ex-servicemen and women to travel more easily was "the least we can do". Full story

22 January