West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Encouraging students to apply for Discount Card

Published: 11 October, 2011

She said,

"In the current economic climate money is tight for everyone including those attending further and higher education campuses around the country. I am delighted to see that Translink are again trying to assist those students and their parents to reduce their travel costs.

"The reality is that this year's first year students will owe in the region of £23,500 by the time they graduate so any initiative which will cut costs must be welcomed.

"The Student Discount Card is valid from 1st September 2011 until 30th September 2012 and costs just £7. Card holders can save up to 33% on adult single train fares, 15% on Ulsterbus standard adult fares and up to 50% on single fares on cross border Enterprise services." ENDS