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Reduced rail travel with the Young Scot National Entitlement card


The Scottish Youth Railcard (SYR) discount is available free to 16-18 year olds and full time volunteers up to the age of 25. 

16 - 18 year olds will no longer be issued with a SYR, instead they will use their Young Scot National Entitlement Card (NEC) which bears their photograph, Pass hologram, date of birth (DOB) and the Young Scot logo.  It is important to check their DOB on the Young Scot NEC to ensure the card holder is under the age of 19. 

Full time volunteers up to age of 25 may still have the old version SYR as they are aged over 19.

Holders of a Young Scot NEC are entitled to:

  • 34% off most rail fares

  • 50% off all season tickets

  • 34% off most advance purchases

  • Minimum fares apply before 10:00 Monday - Friday (except in July & August)

Available to Purchase

From 8th January 2007

Purchase Details

Please note: Our Journey Planner and our associated online ticket retailers will not calculate discounts for Scottish Youth Railcard holders. Tickets should be purchased in person from the ticket office (or on board the train from the conductor where there is no ticket office) to claim the Railcard discount.

Booking Conditions

Please note that you will need to spend a minimum of £12 in order to receive the one-third discount.

Valid from

From 8th January 2007

Terms & Conditions

  • Discounts available on any journey taken wholly within Scotland.

  • Valid on all operators services.

  • Minimum fares apply before 10:00 Monday - Friday, except in July & August.

  • If the passengers Young Scot National Entitlement Card (NEC) does not show the holders date of birth (DOB) then no discount should be given and the holder advised to contact their Local Authority.

  •  For season tickets, the Young Scot NEC also acts as the photocard.  The last 8 digits of the card number should be recorded as the photocard number.

  • Period season tickets may be issued at a discounted rate for a maximum of four months beyond the nineteenth birthday of the holder.  The start date of the season ticket must be before their nineteenth birthday.

  • Reservations are required where the product being discounted is reservation compulsory, i.e. Advance.

  • On unused travel tickets, refund is as appropriate to ticket type, less admin charge.

  • For a replacement Young Scot NEC the young person must contact their Local Authority.

Valid in both directions


Applicable Origin Station(s)

Achanalt, Altnabreac, Aberdeen, Achnashellach, Achnasheen, Ardrossan Town, Airdrie, Ardrossan Harbour, Addiewell, Argyle Street, Airbles, Alexandria, Anderston, Anniesland, Annan, Arbroath, Ardgay, Arisaig, Arrochar & Tarbet, Ardrossan South Beach...


  • Adult

    Anytime and Anytime Day Single and Returns, Off-Peak, Off-Peak Day and Super Off-Peak Single and Return fares are all discounted by 34% with a £12.00 minimum fare.

    Advance fares are discounted by 34%.

    Season Tickets are discounted by 50%.

  • Child

    No further child discounts.