ScotRail has announced it is expanding its Club 55 discount this autumn – to offer customers 16 extra days of cut-price travel. It means over-55s will be able to travel anywhere in Scotland for £19 return from 3 September 2012 to 30 November 2012.
First Class return journeys are also available on selected routes for £26.
Sean Duffy, ScotRail’s commercial director, said: “Club 55 continues to be our most popular offer, with more than 125,000 journeys made using these tickets last autumn.
“Now we’ve expanded it, to allow even more time for customers to make the most of the discount.
“It’s the perfect excuse to enjoy an autumn break before winter sets in.”
The deal allows return travel up to one month after the outward journey and includes travel to and from Berwick-upon-Tweed or Carlisle.
Transport Minister Keith Brown said: “ScotRail’s Club 55 promotion is a great way to encourage more passengers to get out and enjoy the rail experience and this extension is fantastic news.
“I welcome any initiative which gets more people onto the train, reduces their fares, and allows them to see more of Scotland.
“ScotRail are to be congratulated for this innovative and popular scheme and I hope to see many more passengers enjoying Club 55 during the extra 16 days.”
Holders of Senior Railcards or Disabled Persons Railcards who are 55 or over get the additional bonus of a further £2 discount.
Club 55 customers can start their journeys early, provided they do not arrive into Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Dundee before 09.30 on weekdays. This gives them plenty of time to enjoy a host of scenic journeys. Some evening conditions also apply.
Customers can also save up to 70% on a selection of Scotland’s top hotels through our Club 55 partnership with Hotel Connexions.
Club 55 tickets are valid on all train operator services that run in Scotland, apart from the Caledonian Sleeper, private charter services and Sunday East Coast services between Aberdeen and Edinburgh in both directions including intermediate stations.