Inspired by musicians getting in touch and discussing the difficulties and costs they encounter trying to travel in less high carbon ways, Music Declares Emergency are lobbying for the creation of a railcard specifically for musicians which would discount travel on overground rail in the same way railcards operate for 'Friends & Family', ‘Two Together' or the age based 16 - 25 and 26 - 30 railcards and promote sustainable touring.
We feel that the rail card would both support musicians trying to lessen their environmental impact and be a symbolic
statement about the future of touring: framing the conversation as to what is possible.
Once the rail card is in place it could then open up further discussions to ease touring by train such as:
We are currently contacting the stakeholders within UK Music for feedback and once we have enough support intend to refine the campaign to move ahead and push for results.
For more information on the Musicians’ Railcard initiative email Nigel@musicdeclares.net