Young people in apprenticeships across the Liverpool City Region can benefit from half-price bus and train travel!

The Apprentice Travelcard can save apprentices aged 19-24 as much as £680 a year on train travel, on top of the £420 saving available on bus travel.

The discount scheme fulfils a pledge made by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram to remove one of the main barriers to entry for young people looking to enter vocational training – access to affordable transport.

Launched in November 2018, the Apprentice Travelcard is one of the most generous transport discount schemes for apprentices in the country, and has been recognised by the TUC as an example of best practice which should be adopted across the UK.

To get hold of an Apprentice Travelcard applicants must be aged between 19-24 and living in one of the six districts of the Liverpool City Region – Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral.

Eligible cardholders will then be able purchase weekly and monthly Railpass season tickets at 50% discount from all Merseyrail and staffed Northern stations. Depending on the travel zones covered by the pass, the ticket allows unlimited travel across the Northern, Wirral and City lines with all rail operators, including Merseyrail, Northern and Transpennine Express.

Application packs are available from training providers, further education colleges and at Merseytravel TravelCentres – further details are available at merseytravel.gov.uk/apprentice