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« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2020, 08:42:18 pm »

My Senior Railcard was due for renewal 25/03/20, as was my wifes.  Normally we would have expected to receive an e-mail reminder with a link etc.  This year nothing. Something in the system guessed that days out by train were not going to be on our agenda.

There were major problems with the railcard website around the turn of the year, which I do not think were sorted by the time lockdown was announced, so I doubt you would have received a reminder at the time.
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« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2020, 04:44:12 pm »

No extension for railcard holders after lockdown, but safeguarded staff travel card gets three month extension
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« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2020, 05:05:13 pm »


I fully support those who think there should be a railcard extension, though this three month safeguarded rail extension isn't quite the same thing.

Passes are issued for use from 1st April every year, and are valid for the following 15 months until 30th June the following year.  The next passes are issued 1st April the following year, so there is a three month overlap of validity.  This change means that the usual three month overlap becomes a six month overlap next year.
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« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2020, 11:04:02 pm »


I fully support those who think there should be a railcard extension, though this three month safeguarded rail extension isn't quite the same thing.

Passes are issued for use from 1st April every year, and are valid for the following 15 months until 30th June the following year.  The next passes are issued 1st April the following year, so there is a three month overlap of validity.  This change means that the usual three month overlap becomes a six month overlap next year.

...also, although rail travel was for "essential travel only" railcards could still be used whereas the use of the leisure staff passes were suspended.
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« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2020, 06:56:48 pm »

...and...

The 2019/20 entitlement had no extension, so ran out on 30th June this year during the period usage was barred.
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