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Author:  StowMum [ Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:10 am ]
Post subject:  New 50% off 16-17 railcard on sale next week

Hi All,

Read this on the news this morning and thought of your DC:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49335497


StowMum

Author:  salsa [ Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New 50% off 16-17 railcard on sale next week

Thank you! Very interesting. I’m not sure why it doesn’t cover the whole of the 6th form, but presumably there would be other cards for over 18 year olds?

Salsa

Author:  Tinkers [ Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New 50% off 16-17 railcard on sale next week

There’s still the 16-24 one. Although it would make sense for the new one to cover all of sixth form.

Annoyingly I bought DD a 3 year 16-24 one last summer.

Author:  scary mum [ Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New 50% off 16-17 railcard on sale next week

The cheapest way of getting railcards is to use Tesco vouchers (I think it was £15 of vouchers for a £30 railcards). We had some vouchers about to expire so the timing was perfect!

Author:  Tinkers [ Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New 50% off 16-17 railcard on sale next week

Only if you actually shop at Tesco.

Author:  scary mum [ Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New 50% off 16-17 railcard on sale next week

Tinkers wrote:
Only if you actually shop at Tesco.

True :lol:

Author:  PettswoodFiona [ Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New 50% off 16-17 railcard on sale next week

Thanks Stow Mum, really good to know.

For London and Kent travellers on Southeastern they give Gold card (annual) season ticket holders the right to buy one railcard for family members for just £10 (rather than £30), it hasn’t had value for us as DD has her oyster and mostly uses the buses and when she does use the train it is peak times but hopefully this new card will be one of the ones available, it isn’t on the list yet. https://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/t ... /railcards

Author:  doodles [ Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New 50% off 16-17 railcard on sale next week

Tinkers wrote:
There’s still the 16-24 one. Although it would make sense for the new one to cover all of sixth form.

Annoyingly I bought DD a 3 year 16-24 one last summer.


Last time I looked into this I thought that it didn't cover peak time travel unless the fare was over £12 (I think) so it wasn't really suitable for school travel. The new one seems specifically aimed at school travel.

Author:  salsa [ Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New 50% off 16-17 railcard on sale next week

scary mum wrote:
The cheapest way of getting railcards is to use Tesco vouchers (I think it was £15 of vouchers for a £30 railcards). We had some vouchers about to expire so the timing was perfect!


Has anybody used the Tesco vouchers for this new rail card? I can see the option for the 16-24 railcard, but not this one.

Thanks,

Salsa

Author:  salsa [ Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New 50% off 16-17 railcard on sale next week

I've just called Tesco. Not an option at the moment.

Salsa

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