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Author Topic: Veterans railcard for cheaper train fares to launch on Armistice Day  (Read 2706 times)
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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2020, 01:31:35 pm »

For 100% off everything it's €3,952 a year (or €6,685 in 1st class).

Jeepers, their all-line annual rover is cheaper than my annual season ticket for an 80 km journey
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« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2020, 01:49:16 pm »

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Captain Sir Tom Moore has been presented with the very first Veterans Railcard by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

The new Veterans Railcard which was announced earlier this year, will be available to an estimated 830,000 veterans from the 5th of November 2020. At an introductory price of just ?21 until the 31st March 2021, the railcard will enable the holder to get up to a third off rail travel.

The card will also provide discounted travel for adult companions and children. The colours of the new railcard have been chosen to pay tribute to the Royal Navy, RAF and Army.

Sir Tom Moore would have been able to get a senior railcard anyway - what is the advantage for him in the veteran's card?   Can it (for example) get season ticket discounts or be compounded with Groupsaves?  Can it be used on buses at times the ENCTS cards can't?  Does it come without the Network South East restrictions that apply in the morning peak on senior cards?
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« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2020, 03:43:38 pm »

Perhaps railcards could be additive?  Grin 

Buy three get 99% off...
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« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2020, 04:32:59 pm »

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Captain Sir Tom Moore has been presented with the very first Veterans Railcard by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

The new Veterans Railcard which was announced earlier this year, will be available to an estimated 830,000 veterans from the 5th of November 2020. At an introductory price of just ?21 until the 31st March 2021, the railcard will enable the holder to get up to a third off rail travel.

The card will also provide discounted travel for adult companions and children. The colours of the new railcard have been chosen to pay tribute to the Royal Navy, RAF and Army.

Sir Tom Moore would have been able to get a senior railcard anyway - what is the advantage for him in the veteran's card?   Can it (for example) get season ticket discounts or be compounded with Groupsaves?  Can it be used on buses at times the ENCTS cards can't?  Does it come without the Network South East restrictions that apply in the morning peak on senior cards?

I suspect it's for publicity purposes?
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« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2020, 04:50:22 pm »

Incredibly 'loose' validity Criteria, one day's service, so a teenager signing up and then getting a discharge is eligible to buy the card for the rest of their life.
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