1/3 off railway for 3 years! £70 16-25 olds only. @ Railcard
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1/3 off railway for 3 years! £70 16-25 olds only. @ Railcard

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Found 25th May 2014
Needed a railcard as I am getting the train to manchester airport in September to go on holiday, this is £70 for three years saving you a 1/3 which is £21 on a return to manchester from Middlesbrough, surely a money saver as I go to away games. Sharing for those who use the train a lot. If over 25 a two together is available for £30 a year

This is for the 16-25 young persons railcard
- messiahcomplex8

SAVE10 takes £3 off the £30 one year railcard
- rfc4spl1

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Up the boro

Original Poster

Hahaha you know it UTB

Play up sky blues :-)

You really need to state that its the 16-25 young persons railcard in your deal title and in the description too

Don't forget that the perpetual SAVE10 code works on the one year railcard to bring it to £27 from £30. Obviously not as cheap as £23.33 for 3 years but if you don't use the trains consistently might be better for a year at a time.

I turn 26 next April. Can I still get a card for the next 10 months?

Yatagarasu

I turn 26 next April. Can I still get a card for the next 10 months?

immynanj

as long as its a week before your 25th then you can get a year. I wish someone would believe I'm 25

I dont understand why a 25 year old gets a discount over a 26 year old, they both use a seat...???

You can buy a 3 year card up until the eve of your 24th birthday. I am nearly 27 but still use my 16-25 card.

16-25railcard.co.uk/usi…32/

i got friends and family for 2 adult and 3 children most fares work out around 50% cheaper

so whats normally around £48 comes up as £28

Also don't forget that if you live in London, you can attach your railcard to your Oyster and get 33% off both a single fare and your daily price cap. Takes my daily price cap down to 5.10.

jb66

I dont understand why a 25 year old gets a discount over a 26 year old, … I dont understand why a 25 year old gets a discount over a 26 year old, they both use a seat...???



Because the definition of a "young person" has to stop somewhere... Do you not understand why children get cheaper tickets than adults either then?

jb66

I dont understand why a 25 year old gets a discount over a 26 year old, … I dont understand why a 25 year old gets a discount over a 26 year old, they both use a seat...???



It's called price discrimination and is an attempt to maximise profits by charging different consumers different prices depending on what they're willing to pay. In the real world an arbitrary line has to be drawn somewhere. See en.wikipedia.org/wik…ion

Yatagarasu

I turn 26 next April. Can I still get a card for the next 10 months?



The '16-25' in the title actually refers to when you can buy the card. I bought a card a couple of days before my 26th birthday no problem, the card having an expiry date just before my 27th birthday.

callum9999

Because the definition of a "young person" has to stop somewhere... Do … Because the definition of a "young person" has to stop somewhere... Do you not understand why children get cheaper tickets than adults either then?



I understand having children is expensive, its hard for famikesto travel on rail cheaply, I dont understand how a 25year adult working full time deserves a discount

Present

It's called price discrimination and is an attempt to maximise profits by … It's called price discrimination and is an attempt to maximise profits by charging different consumers different prices depending on what they're willing to pay. In the real world an arbitrary line has to be drawn somewhere. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_discrimination#Explanation


Dunno about profits - the Young Person's Railcard has existed since long before rail privatisation.

What's great now is the Two Together Railcard - long overdue to be able to get a discount without having children in tow.

jb66

I dont understand why a 25 year old gets a discount over a 26 year old, … I dont understand why a 25 year old gets a discount over a 26 year old, they both use a seat...???


jb66

I understand having children is expensive, its hard for famikesto travel … I understand having children is expensive, its hard for famikesto travel on rail cheaply, I dont understand how a 25year adult working full time deserves a discount



Because we do, end of.

Hot deal OP. Everyone this age should have one. Saves me 100s!

pibpob

Dunno about profits - the Young Person's Railcard has existed since long … Dunno about profits - the Young Person's Railcard has existed since long before rail privatisation.What's great now is the Two Together Railcard - long overdue to be able to get a discount without having children in tow.



So you think the people running British Rail were completely disinterested in how much revenue they earned?

callum9999

So you think the people running British Rail were completely … So you think the people running British Rail were completely disinterested in how much revenue they earned?


No, but ten out of ten for invention.

pibpob

No, but ten out of ten for invention.



I gave you the benefit of the doubt, but in that case, were you just being pathetically pedantic about the term "profit"? Because if not, it's the same principle - they both use them to increase revenue.

I think it stops at 25 because that's the case in Europe. A young person is someone aged 16-25 across Europe and they get discounted fares and entrance into museums and attractions too. I think it's because there's a serious drop in university students after the age of 25, although in the UK it's much earlier than that, but in Europe many young people do further courses, etc. So British rail do the young persons railcard to try and keep it similar, but as with most things in the UK, it's only those who pay for a card that get the discount, not all 16-25 year olds! So a 23 year old from the UK would automatically get discounts if they travelled to Europe but a French 23 year old wouldn't get any discounts here!

Dangreen_17

You can buy a 3 year card up until the eve of your 24th birthday. I am … You can buy a 3 year card up until the eve of your 24th birthday. I am nearly 27 but still use my 16-25 card. http://www.16-25railcard.co.uk/using-your-card/faqs/32/



Thanks for the reply and informative link. I'll be sure to renew as soon as possible.

callum9999

I gave you the benefit of the doubt, but in that case, were you just … I gave you the benefit of the doubt, but in that case, were you just being pathetically pedantic about the term "profit"? Because if not, it's the same principle - they both use them to increase revenue.


Nah - you made up something foolish to try to pin on me, and it didn't stick.

It obviously didn't occur to you that there may have been reasons other than profit (or revenue generation if you prefer) for a nationalised railway to issue such a card.

pibpob

Nah - you made up something foolish to try to pin on me, and it didn't … Nah - you made up something foolish to try to pin on me, and it didn't stick.It obviously didn't occur to you that there may have been reasons other than profit (or revenue generation if you prefer) for a nationalised railway to issue such a card.



Of course there are - as there are now. Arguing that it isn't about increasing profits because they were around before nationalisation certainly does imply that before nationalisation you think they were less interested in making money. You may not think it sticks, but I'm fairly confident anyone else reading it will. Not that I get why you're being so stroppy about it.

tonijanebromley

I think it stops at 25 because that's the case in Europe. A young person … I think it stops at 25 because that's the case in Europe. A young person is someone aged 16-25 across Europe and they get discounted fares and entrance into museums and attractions too. I think it's because there's a serious drop in university students after the age of 25, although in the UK it's much earlier than that, but in Europe many young people do further courses, etc. So British rail do the young persons railcard to try and keep it similar, but as with most things in the UK, it's only those who pay for a card that get the discount, not all 16-25 year olds! So a 23 year old from the UK would automatically get discounts if they travelled to Europe but a French 23 year old wouldn't get any discounts here!



I think that's a rather unfair generalisation. UK museums and attractions don't require special cards for student discounts, and many (most?) European countries don't offer student/youth rail discounts unless you buy a railcard - that's assuming they have them at all.
Edited by: "callum9999" 26th May 2014

I won one of these in a competition a few years back, for regular travel from my flat (Liverpool City Centre) to my parents house 20 mins away, it's pretty useful. Makes a return cost <£2, one way on a bus (with student discount) is £1.80. When this runs out, I'll be going on 22 so will definitely be buying another 3 years, extremely useful little thing

Dangreen_17

You can buy a 3 year card up until the eve of your 24th birthday. I am … You can buy a 3 year card up until the eve of your 24th birthday. I am nearly 27 but still use my 16-25 card. http://www.16-25railcard.co.uk/using-your-card/faqs/32/



Thank you. Looks like I'll have a year's overlap between my current railcard and a new one.

do these give you free train fares or is it just a big discount for future fares, specific or all fares? looking for bristol/bath/castle cary to London, thanks

I had one of those a couple of years ago (I'm well past 25) but I was going to uni at the time and my tutor signed it for me (was part-time). Something to consider if you are a student over 25

islandgal

I had one of those a couple of years ago (I'm well past 25) but I was … I had one of those a couple of years ago (I'm well past 25) but I was going to uni at the time and my tutor signed it for me (was part-time). Something to consider if you are a student over 25


What - committing fraud?

krazykizza

No silly. Educate yourself here - … No silly. Educate yourself here - http://www.16-25railcard.co.uk/eligibility-benefits/mature-students/


"You can also apply for a 16-25 Railcard if you're 26 or over and in full time study."
Do you mean you were part time, or your tutor was?

Another code for a 10% discount on the 1 yr card: LONMID10
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