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Author Topic: National Railcard discounts - ongoing discussion, no longer date specific  (Read 27374 times)
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« on: March 18, 2016, 08:24:00 pm »

If you're approaching renewal time for any one year Railcards, or buying your first one, then now is the time to do so.

All National Railcards* currently have 20% off when purchased online through the official Railcard website. That brings the price down to ^24 for all Railcards, except the Disabled Persons' which is reduced to ^16.

http://www.railcard.co.uk/web/

It's good to see the Disabled Persons Railcard being included in a promotion and also good to note that it can be applied for entirely online now. No need to send proof of entitlement paperwork by post as was the case in the past. Now you can scan and upload your proof of entitlement paperwork with your online application. That's given me the impetus to re-apply for one. I've been entitled to one for some time but hadn't bothered.



* Railcards in the promotion:

  • 16-25 Railcard
  • Family & Friends Railcard
  • Senior Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2016, 04:07:15 pm »

I'm unable to decide whether to renew my 16-25 railcard now at the discount, or wait until the very last minute just before my 26th birthday (in June) at the full price.

I have two lots of travel before then, both reimbursable by my employer, so I don't really need the discount for these.  Several longer leisure distance trips planned, but all later in the summer.

Hmm, thinking the full price purchase in June will probably be the best option.
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2016, 05:46:09 pm »

I boought my mother her first one on hearing this.

I was dissuaded from buying one for myself in advance, then presented with one on my recent seminal birthday. I was glad to see that the discount applied to that also.
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2016, 09:13:45 am »

I prefer ordering the railcard on-line as your photo and everything is on one card unlike when you go to the station to buy it they give you the photo card and then the card with the expiry date on. Am 24 in August am tempted to buy a 3 year one two weeks before my birthday!   
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2016, 11:52:28 am »

I don't think you can get 3-year YP cards....
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2016, 12:17:58 pm »

I don't think you can get 3-year YP cards....

You can. ^70. Online only. Can be purchased up to the day before your 24th birthday.
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2016, 01:05:49 pm »

I don't think you can get 3-year YP cards....
You can. ^70. Online only. Can be purchased up to the day before your 24th birthday.
Online only, but when I tried online purchase required a passport or driving license, so at the time I wasn't able to get one (my passport had expired, I think it has been re-issued now as we needed it for proof of ID for something else).

I'm unable to decide whether to renew my 16-25 railcard now at the discount, or wait until the very last minute just before my 26th birthday (in June) at the full price.
I'm in the same suituation. I'm waiting until June, hope the station don't complain that I'm renewing a few days before my current one expires (I've asked on here before and I seem to recall others said that is allowed).
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2016, 01:11:15 pm »

You're not required to produce your current one, and the ticket office have no record of card purchases, so they won't actually know you have a current one....
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2016, 01:22:14 am »

I don't think you can get 3-year YP cards....

Yeah you can it's ^70 online and can be bought within a certain time frame before your 24th Birthday
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2016, 01:28:34 pm »

Just a reminder that Devon residents can get 20% discount on Senior Railcards at any time.
https://www.journeydevon.info/save-money/on-the-train/senior-railcard-disabled-persons-railcard/
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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2016, 02:36:29 pm »

There's also a continuing 10% discount for online applications for one year 16-25, Two Together, Family and Senior Railcards.

Enter promo code: SEARCH10 when buying online.

Currently works, unsure of expiry date.
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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2016, 08:34:40 pm »

I think BNM's discount reference above works all/most of the time but only for the first online application by the respective individual.
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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2016, 09:45:03 pm »

...or possibly the second with a different email address. Wink
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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2016, 10:00:17 pm »


You can. ^70. Online only. Can be purchased up to the day before your 24th birthday.

Which information I passed to a young lady on the train I was chatting up talking to.
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2016, 04:10:52 pm »

On the subject of Railcards, anybody know why the time restriction on 2 for 1 railcard is now 9.30 rather than 10.00 ?

don't suppose this will be rolled out to other cards?

on a different subject, I was wondering about easements for railcards.

There is a train which leaves Grateley at 9.59 for Waterloo, and calls at Andover about 5 minutes later.
Railcards can be used from Andover , as departure is after 10.00, but it would make sense to allow them to be used from Grateley, as people will just be driving into Andover to make use of the railcard saving.
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