So that’s it. Today is the last day my Young Persons Railcard is valid (yes, they don’t know how to use apostrophes). Purchased the day before my 26th birthday last year, today marks the final day of more than 8 years of buying these cards giving me 1/3 off rail fares across the UK. Numerous journeys between Newport and Oxford, Newport and Cardiff, and Newport and London have been possible thanks to the card. It’s taken me as far as Edinburgh in the dark days after the Hatfield rail disaster, and to Birmingham on a Pendolino. But save from writing a PhD that would make me a full time student once more and hence allow me to re-qualify, that’s it… As a traveller on UK railways I am no longer young.