Millions of British railcard holders denied Covid refunds

Government rules out giving money back or extensions despite travel restrictions

The UK government has ruled out giving refunds or extensions to the people holding railcards they have been unable to use as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The scheme, which offers discounts of about a third on travel, is available to a wide range of groups across Britain – including senior citizens and 16- to 25-year-olds, families and disabled people. It operates in England, Scotland and Wales but not Northern Ireland.

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