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Free extra help travelling by train with Passenger Assist @ National Rail
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Found 7th OctFound 7th Oct
Summary
  1. Found 7th Oct
Not new but was reminded the other day what a useful service train passenger assist is, so worth a share in case it may benefit someone. You dont have to be disabled to use the ser… Read more

Rastafari7th Oct

All these non-deals on a deals website are getting boring. It’s not a p …All these non-deals on a deals website are getting boring. It’s not a public information service.


If you don't like the look of a "deal" - then don't waste your time opening it up and commenting. Simple! Comments like yours are boring

Op this is a nice piece of information i never knew you could book for help sometimes when you get off of a train you need a bit of help if you are disabled.
Have some Heat

Thanks for posting. If it doesn't help you, most people know an older or disabled person and can pass on the info. Everyone is one accident or illness away from needing this kind of assistance.

The lift never seems to be working at my local station and its stairs only, not a ramp in sight. Perhaps when my mother in law visits we'll get some help getting her up the stairs. (Just not telling her there's a more accessible station 3.5 miles down the track or she might come too often)
Edited by: "gazdoubleu" 7th Oct

Great when it works, but leaves some people with the most profound physical disabilities in deep xxxx when it doesn't. If you can't walk a step and can't speak intelligibly then you can find yourself stuck on a train heading to an unknown end destination when they mess up. Those providing this service don't get that it has to work pretty much 100% of the time or it's next to useless for such people, and that not everyone has a carer! If you haven't guessed, this is not just hypothetical.

I know this was posted by the OP with the very best of intentions, but for those that absolutely need this service this is known for being unusually unreliable when compared to other accessibility services for other things. Voted for. Soz.
Free toilets at London St. Pancras railway station
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Found 29th JunFound 29th Jun
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  1. Found 29th Jun
All toilets here are free, so if you're using King's Cross next door, pop in here and marvel at the architecture too. One lot is near the Eurostar terminal and the other lot are i… Read more

exmouthred

Free at Victoria Station too, now!



....always were if you just popped up to Wetherspoons when you needed to go (_;)

adrian200029th Jun

Cold all should be free!!

​The problem is people like to damage them when unattended. Sheffield station is a prime example. Was free for years, some vagabond goes inside and smashed up the place and now everyone has to pay for the privilege.

this deal is not to be sniffed at

118luke

Cheaper just to **** in a bush



So much easier for you blokes, just one more way we can never quite be equal

Seems like a bum deal to me.
I really miss the little red urinals that used to be scattered around every town, all were free and some even had a telephone decorating the inside!

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Free toilet use at Manchester Piccadilly station, satellite lounge near platform 13+14
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Found 29th JunFound 29th Jun
Summary
  1. Found 29th Jun
Have a free bowel or kidney release at the station. Barriers are permanently wide open, I think the reason is the change machine is out of order.

Original Poster

Boxrick

Why on earth are there no bins at Piccadilly Station anymore? First they … Why on earth are there no bins at Piccadilly Station anymore? First they removed loads and put a few select recycling bins in, now there are no bins at all..Disgraceful


It does have an army of 24/7 cleaners tho, whatever u leave will be removed very quickly. Littering is actually permitted because of this

Why on earth are there no bins at Piccadilly Station anymore? First they removed loads and put a few select recycling bins in, now there are no bins at all..

Disgraceful


GreatGuy197310 m ago

I think the term is bowel movement.

Movement/release, kidneys/bladder, it's all good!

Should be free anyway, toilet use should be a human right in the same way that a food or drink establishment cannot legally refuse to serve anyone tap water. If you get caught relieving yourself in public you can get charged, doesn't really make sense.

Or a slightly better model of charged entry is found in French train stations. You pay a Euro or 50 Cents to a lady at a booth, she gives you a token that lets you into the toilet, she also maintains the toilet area and a job is created and criminal activity in the toilet area is discouraged.

I imagine some of them make a fairly good living from it. Not sure how much of the money they can keep or if it is a purely wage based job, either way I imagine a bit of fudging the figures is done, which is fair enough for someone that is prepared to clean toilet areas. (btw could be a he, but was always a she in my experience, which I guess makes sense as it would be culturally unacceptable for a male to be cleaning toilets when women are using them, but the other way round is largely tolerated in western society)

I think the term is bowel movement.
Free Public Toilets in satellite lounge at Manchester Piccadilly station (near platform 13+14)
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Found 15th MayFound 15th May
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  1. Found 15th May
These toilets are still permanently free, used them many times lately and the gate has always been left fixed, wide open.

or you can use the pub toilets to the left as you go in the main entrance up the stairs by the first class lounge they're always free when the pubs open

greysquaill

Heat for pooping for free.


This I because the machine that dispensers 10p & 20p is broken

Heat for pooping for free.

No sh1t
Edited by: "DevilD" 15th May
Manchester Piccadilly station satellite lounge toilets currently free (near platform 13&14, up travelator)
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Found 8th MarFound 8th Mar
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  1. Found 8th Mar
Today a big gate is open In between the 30p barriers, so can just walk in and out. Don't know if the barriers are faulty at the moment?

Destard

Not cottaging, thats for sure.


mmmmmmmmmmmmmm are you sure?

scunny

Where have you been for the last 20+ years?


Not cottaging, thats for sure.

Destard

Can't believe you have to spend money to use a toilet in this country in … Can't believe you have to spend money to use a toilet in this country in this day & age.


Where have you been for the last 20+ years?

They are always free at Piccadilly (and most other stations), just pull the turnstyle towards you....

Thanks OP! Just been in and s**t all over the walls!
Supporting their argument that the charge is to prevent abuse

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Passenger Assist: Free help when using trains but like the disabled railcard, not known by many people
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Found 12th JanFound 12th Jan
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  1. Found 12th Jan
Goodness me I could be on a roll here, with my deal about Disabled Railcards nearly at 2000 degrees! So, having helped my mum get her disabled railcard, I booked tickets for her an… Read more

Okay unless you get some anti-social mother who refuses to move her buggy! bbc.co.uk/new…322

The operation of the assistance is patchy. My 89-year-old mother gets very stressed when travelling to visit family so she booked this service. At the start of her journey she arrived early (Newcastle Central Station) and a helpful Passenger Assist guard was assigned to look after her. He did this by telling her to take a seat in a waiting area and he would come and help her on to the train when it arrived, only to forget about her completely. Fortunately as the departure time approached and decided to drag her case to the train where a fellow-traveller helped her on. Not a good start to a 300-mile journey.

nokiafusion

I think people who are full time wheelchair users and use trains will … I think people who are full time wheelchair users and use trains will already know about this service. The mobile ramps that are needed to brace between the train and the platform are locked away and can only be unlocked by a person from the special assistance team.


Well I for one didn't know!!!! oO HEAT

the staff at Glasgow Central station are lovely

seaniboy

Sorry but way up North, like way up North (think Northern Britain) we … Sorry but way up North, like way up North (think Northern Britain) we still have overpriced 'consumables' trolley dollys between stops where they open and close doors, multi-tasking eh...Mind you I think the old Strathclyde Passenger Transport area now served by Scotrail Holland is in the same boat, which is more boat than the Clyde, of course I'm summarising as I don't live south with all the middle class scum who actually can afford Scotrail pricing on a monopoly after paying the roof above their head, affording a service is better than being pushed off a train service by cost even if you can't sit for a while. England has choice and competition and thus promotions, don't know how good you have got it.


I've not seen those food trolleys on the London trains in years.
Used to see them on the Thameslink trains and the trains to Brighton.
I kinda miss them.Makes you feel like you're on a plane,even though you're on a train.:)
Manchester to London £13 by train - split AND change trains - works on other routes aswell
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Found 2nd Aug 2016Found 2nd Aug 2016
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  1. Found 2nd Aug 2016
You've all heard of ticketysplit which splits a train ticket and you stay on the same train but a lot of times it's cheaper to change trains. For example Manchester to London in tw… Read more

rabb5it

Does Stevenage station have barriers, or have you a friend in Stevenage … Does Stevenage station have barriers, or have you a friend in Stevenage to check it out? You must have an Advance open return to use any train. If there's no barriers it's worth the risk, or use a smaller station N or S of Stevenage. Otherwise, I'd give Stevenage a miss.



I think I should be ok when going down as I don't have to come out at Stevenage, only change train. However I'm going to buy another ticket for the way back because I've been reading that I can't get on the train from Stevenage if my Advance ticket is from London. Lesson learnt

roxanaghita

After reading the last comments I got a bit worried as I didn't realise … After reading the last comments I got a bit worried as I didn't realise that you couldn't get off a train earlier if you wanted to. I booked an advanced ticket from Edinburgh to London for September and I was planning to get off at Stevenage and get another train from there to my destination. Then for the return I was going to take a train into Stevenage and there board the one from London to Edinburgh (the return journey of the advance ticket I mentioned above). Would I get in trouble if I don't need to use the barriers in Stevenage? Any one have any experience with this. Cancelling the tickets is not an option now, so I'm a bit concerned.



Does Stevenage station have barriers, or have you a friend in Stevenage to check it out? You must have an Advance open return to use any train. If there's no barriers it's worth the risk, or use a smaller station N or S of Stevenage. Otherwise, I'd give Stevenage a miss.




Edited by: "rabb5it" 10th Aug 2016

good spot

Original Poster

I found that one of the above ideas works with National Express Coaches. Manchester City Centre To Manchester Airport is £4.20, Salford Quays to Manchester Airport which automatically means you change at Manchester City Centre comes to just £1.30. Can't see any problems here as there's no way the driver should suspect that you never took the first coach.

After reading the last comments I got a bit worried as I didn't realise that you couldn't get off a train earlier if you wanted to. I booked an advanced ticket from Edinburgh to London for September and I was planning to get off at Stevenage and get another train from there to my destination. Then for the return I was going to take a train into Stevenage and there board the one from London to Edinburgh (the return journey of the advance ticket I mentioned above). Would I get in trouble if I don't need to use the barriers in Stevenage? Any one have any experience with this. Cancelling the tickets is not an option now, so I'm a bit concerned.
Network Railcard 1 Adult 4 Children off peak travel all day in London From Brighton £22.05
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Found 31st Mar 2015Found 31st Mar 2015
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  1. Found 31st Mar 2015
1 Adult with Network railcard plus up to 4 Children unlimited travel all over London for the day Works with Friends and Family and HM Forces Card too!! Great for the school holi… Read more

Original Poster

ozodimal

OP, I think that you are being a bit too sensitive about your deal. … OP, I think that you are being a bit too sensitive about your deal. Spicerboy wasn't attacking you, but the money grubbing rail industry, a sentiment I agree with. You have both posted information that I found valuable. Thank you both, and heat for the deal.


Fair comment

OP, I think that you are being a bit too sensitive about your deal. Spicerboy wasn't attacking you, but the money grubbing rail industry, a sentiment I agree with. You have both posted information that I found valuable. Thank you both, and heat for the deal.
Edited by: "ozodimal" 2nd Apr 2015

Original Poster

spicerboy

Kids don't get free travel on national rail only transport for London … Kids don't get free travel on national rail only transport for London tube trains



So now you are defending what I set up as a deal.

Its such a shame that people make irrational comments without thoughtful knowledge

I think this is a top deal but by your original simplistic comments people may be put off this deal which you now appreciate is pretty good

Kids don't get free travel on national rail only transport for London tube trains

Original Poster

Tunner

Rail Card tickets are a rip off! Register your contactless debit or … Rail Card tickets are a rip off! Register your contactless debit or credit cards with Oyster. Much cheaper overall as children under 12 get free travel anyway with an Oyster Card once you apply.


Mine are 12 and over unfortunately!!
Sounds like an interesting proposition though have you got a link to it?
Edited by: "jaycrooks" 31st Mar 2015
Save up to 30% off at IHG group hotels
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Found 15th Oct 2014Found 15th Oct 2014
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  1. Found 15th Oct 2014
Save up to 30% off at IHG GROUP HOTELS links do not seem to ask for any proof of railcard.So what's it to be? A visit to see friends and family, a trip to a historic city, a speci… Read more

Original Poster


chloe07

surely youd need to show your disabled badge at the desk?

no as it is not limited to blue badge holders but is aimed at disabled persons railcard holders of which I am one. Have stayed at many ihg property's and never been asked to see a railcard.

surely youd need to show your disabled badge at the desk?

There is something not right about this post. If u are disabled, fair enough. If you aren't it's morally wrong.
Devon/Cornwall Rail Card £10 @ National Rail
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Found 8th Oct 2014Found 8th Oct 2014
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  1. Found 8th Oct 2014
Only found out about this last week but seems like a really good deal. Did a search on HUKD but couldn't see it posted anywhere so thought I'd let you all know. This is only for r… Read more

999kernow

Racist ? wrong terminology used there, it's residential compliant and … Racist ? wrong terminology used there, it's residential compliant and nothing to do with race



No but it's still well racialist against Bristolians.

qwerta369

This is well racialist. What happens if you live in Bristol ?

Racist ? wrong terminology used there, it's residential compliant and nothing to do with race

Also for those moaning about it being Devon /Cornwall only here's a page with other regions available nationalrail.co.uk/tim…spx

Thanks for this ,do Plymouth to Exeter a fair bit ..never knew this was available .

cornishscouse

yeah.. like when somebody sees a deal for a camera or crisps etc in … yeah.. like when somebody sees a deal for a camera or crisps etc in Manchester and its only their asda or Tesco and not nationwide. its so wrong....or Football teams also offer cheap tickets at times and mine doesn't .. its not racist, its just where the offers are.



The camera isn't only available to people living in Manchester though is it? nor do you have to support the football team to get the cheap tickets though do you? Nor do the government subsidise any of the camera's or football tickets!
Beat the train price rises in 2015 which are due to be announced (Approx 4%) (or just cheaper ways to travel) Feel free to share your discounts / Tips!
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Found 19th Aug 2014Found 19th Aug 2014
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  1. Found 19th Aug 2014
Rail companies are expected to rises their train ticket prices around 4% today so i have had a look around and tried to find the best way of getting tickets cheaper. If i have mis… Read more
SuperEd
SuperEd

One extra tip. Use Tesco Clubcard to double points and halve your ticket price at RedSpottedHankey

Eg £5 voucher translates to £10 credit on RedSpotted. Do it through the Clubcard website and open a Redspotted acct with same email and it is automatically credited to use to buy your ticket.

Lol heat for the 'fat cat' picture

Does anyone know if you can buy monthly pass / season train ticket on redspottedhanky? I can't see an option ?

mjbuckhurst

That's because you can conveniently ignore depreciation, insurance and … That's because you can conveniently ignore depreciation, insurance and maintenance costs, because you pay those regardless of whether you take a journey by public transport. I had a friend, who found they could ditch their car and simply pay for whatever was the most convenient transport walk, cycle, taxi, bus or train, after the first year they found they were actually saving money compared with car ownership.In my own case I used to travel to work for around £600 annually, I'd love to see how anyone could do this with a car, bearing in mind I don't own a car, and I couldn't use my wife's car for the journey.I'm about to take my two children on a trip to Cornwall, the ticket price, including the cost of the railcard is around 90% the price of fuel alone, to travel in the wife's car, so rail can work, but you've have to be in a position to either ditch a car or not buy a second car.mike



I live in an area where there are carshare cooperatives which mean I can ignore insurance, depreciation etc costs and genuinely compare journey for journey.

LesD

For anyone outside London I can't see why they would commute by train..



What a pointlessly myopic view. I'm miles from London yet a10 minute walk and 22 minute train journey covers my commute on average15 mins quicker than people driving the same, and it's cheaper. I lose a tiny bit of flexibility not having a car available for chores before and after work but I get 45 minutes to do nothing but read or relax compared to a driver.

For the OP - South West Trains annual season tickets include 6 day tickets (Fri/Sat/Sun) for free travel on the SWT network, could work out at £200+ Depending where on the network you are, also no minimum season ticket cost to get the benefit (is about 20% of my annual cost and I use it for trips to London to get most value)
Mums-to-be First Class Upgrade, Abellio Greater Anglia - From National Rail Enquires
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Found 9th Jun 2014Found 9th Jun 2014
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  1. Found 9th Jun 2014
Was checking a train time for a friend ans saw this link. Will only be of use to a few people but I hope this gets the info out there. To make life a little easier towards the end… Read more

foxh0und1

Tbf you could have just asked someone to give up their seat for you and … Tbf you could have just asked someone to give up their seat for you and explain your situation to them. A lot of people travelling go into a trance so they wouldn't stand up on their own for anyone, most of the time it's not because they're rude, it's mostly because they're in their own little world and will only notice others in need if they're prompted.



Same could be said for pregnant women.

Lovely. Also a little known fact that most train services have a policy to upgrade you at peak times when seats are short if you are pregnant. My sister and I, who were both pregnant, got upgraded to first class by south west trains on a london to bournemouth route at rush hour. :-)

adam_holcombe

I think this is a bit of a joke. Was recently knocked off my scooter and … I think this is a bit of a joke. Was recently knocked off my scooter and suffered a pretty bad leg injury. I asked about being able to sit in first class (as there are never any seats by the time the train gets to my station). I was told I could pay for the upgrade because I wasn't be entitled to sit in first class like pregnant women are.I was suffering from an actual disability (albeit it temporary) that stopped me being able to stand up for more than a couple of minutes at a time, yet women, who were still more than capable of standing, get priority. I'm not trying to be nasty, but I don't see why pregnancy is considered a greater hardship than a disability.



Tbf you could have just asked someone to give up their seat for you and explain your situation to them. A lot of people travelling go into a trance so they wouldn't stand up on their own for anyone, most of the time it's not because they're rude, it's mostly because they're in their own little world and will only notice others in need if they're prompted.

Might stick a pillow up my jumper and give it a try.

Nice and quiet in First Class......not like the wailing, squealing little brats in standard class once you move back to there again in 9 months. (_;)
New Stoke-on-Trent to London Euston Virgin Trains Super Off-Peak open return, £32, railcard discounts apply, no need to book in advance, can combine with tickets from other destinations e.g. Manchester
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Found 4th Apr 2014Found 4th Apr 2014
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  1. Found 4th Apr 2014
This starts on Sunday 6 April and is currently only until 26 April for the outbound journey, return journey anytime within a month. Restrictions apply, the first train you can boa… Read more

Thanks for the heads up. Looking to travel for a day at Wimbledon...so far managed to find one for £37!

If you are a couple planning to do more rail journeys, the £30 per year Two Together railcard will get you 30% off.

great find thanks op or should I say fellow stokie:-)
Cheaper rail tickets for travel during the Olympics - Including peak times @ National Rail
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Found 24th Jun 2012Found 24th Jun 2012
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  1. Found 24th Jun 2012
If you are lucky enough to have Olympic tickets then National Rail are offering cheaper rail tickets to and from the games. You do need to have tickets to buy these discounted rat… Read more

Original Poster

It's also worth bearing in mind that if your event is running late then your train ticket is still valid for up to 3 hours later... most normal tickets are time specific trains.
Edited by: "Moogerz" 3rd Jul 2012

Original Poster

For me and my mum travelling (with her Senior railcard) from Peterborough to the games works out far cheaper than any other way... I know the deal is not for everyone but worked for us.

Not as cheap as the group discount you can get. If, there's more than 6 people in a group travelling together. Worked out more for me from Margate to Victoria.
Edited by: "jb79" 3rd Jul 2012

just tried to book tickets to Manchester for Manchester games...and the price is coming out £10 more expensive that through the trainline!

Original Poster

Railcards can also be used with this deal so another 1/3 off is possible.
Highland Railcard @ Scotrail - 50% off Local Train Journeys - £8 for 12 Months
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Found 25th Jan 2012Found 25th Jan 2012
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  1. Found 25th Jan 2012
Been around for a while but Scotrail don't really advertise it. If you live within the right area of the Scottish Highlands you can get 50% off rail travel. Makes a big differenc… Read more

nice one, thanks!

Nice one did not know this existed. Helmsdale Inverness...sorted!:)

Am I an Emit or Emmet? Dunno let the carrot crunchers sort me out!!!!!

just realised im eligible, brilliant!

Thomablue

Its Emmet simpleton



Is ignorance really bliss? I only ask as you probably know..

Its emit.. derived from ancient Cornish, which has been bastardised,
much like most of the ancient languages in this country

One of many sources

emit.askdefine.com
Two Together Railcard - 33% off When You and Partner Travel - £28 @ National Rail
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Found 20th Sep 2011Found 20th Sep 2011
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  1. Found 20th Sep 2011
Long time reader, new poster! A Two Together Railcard costs just £28 a year, and could save you and another named cardholder up to £100 each on annual rail travel. And while this… Read more

Silly offer, East Midlands get zilch

Postcode discrimination! Who can i complain to?

Only for the Midlands area ...

Hmm I wonder if it will give you 1/3 off on saver ticket's and the like?

T&Cs a bit vague and fluffy

paulmcuk

Only a good saving due to the insane prices on the rail networks these … Only a good saving due to the insane prices on the rail networks these days.How's this subsidised? Unless its by local councils etc I'm not sure how that post code lottery offer would stand up in court for a national rail system.



Looks like a trial in limited areas only. If it's successful (which I hope it is) I imagine it will go nationwide.

Only a good saving due to the insane prices on the rail networks these days.

How's this subsidised? Unless its by local councils etc I'm not sure how that post code lottery offer would stand up in court for a national rail system.
Haddenham & Thame Parkway [HDM] to Wendover [WND] - 10p @ National Rail
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Found 4th Sep 2011Found 4th Sep 2011
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  1. Found 4th Sep 2011
Extremely cheap price for a 2 hour journey. Also children go for £0.05. Seems to work on any day of the week.

Cozworth806

But is a journey on a road of 10 miles, meaning you could almost walk as … But is a journey on a road of 10 miles, meaning you could almost walk as quick and certainly could cycle faster



But it's 10p! Teeeeeeeen peeeeeeeence.

I don't even live in Buckinghamshire and I'm buying a ticket.

You can do this the other way round, starting in Wendover, and the roundtrip based on two single fares is 20p.

You can do this the other way round, starting in Wendover, and the roundtrip based on two single fares is 20p.

Can you buy this to get 2 for one offers in London???

But is a journey on a road of 10 miles, meaning you could almost walk as quick and certainly could cycle faster
Gold Card Holders - Network Rail Card - £1 (Normally £28) @ National Rail
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Found 22nd Aug 2011Found 22nd Aug 2011
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  1. Found 22nd Aug 2011
Last week I bought off peak travelcard zone 1-6 for £5.30 with my network railcard. Staff at the station was a little bit surprised when saw value of £1 on the railcard. So I tho… Read more

useful stuff, thx

Original Poster

ms2005

If you're a gold card holder you get 30% discount anyway so you won't … If you're a gold card holder you get 30% discount anyway so you won't need a Network Rail card - same rules apply as far as I am aware about travelling with a one other at discount rate.



My husband has gold card and I got Network Railcard that gives me discount when I travel without him

Hi,

Gold Card info
scroll down to the section, "What discounts do I get?"

Just to clarify, if you already have a Gold Card, then you can use it to get discounts on certain trainlines.

You can also use your Gold Card to buy one additional "Network Railcard Partner Card" for £1.
This is the same as a standard £28 Network Railcard,

This can be given to a "family member" ;),

They also used to do a 'partner card' for a quid as well. Saved me stacks when the Ducktchess had a gold card.

GreatestThing

whats a gold card?


From the linked site:
What is a Gold Card?

Gold Cards are Annual Season tickets with a difference! When you buy an annual season at a station within the Network Railcard Area and the origin and / or destination are also in the Network Railcard Area, you are automatically issued with a Gold Card.
Book rail tickets thru National Rail - no booking fee, no card fee
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Found 17th Feb 2011Found 17th Feb 2011
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  1. Found 17th Feb 2011
Was booking rail tickets thru theTrainline.com and, when i got to the payment page, found there was a £1 booking fee and also £3.50 charge to use my Credit Card. Checked out Nation… Read more

royals

no, dont use trains - they are massively overcrowded, massively … no, dont use trains - they are massively overcrowded, massively overpriced, poorly managed and supported with unhelpful couldnt give a damn staff (bar a few exceptions), dirty, cramped, badly designed, poor facilities, run by conmen who will sell you the highest priced ticket, unless you know the system (eg reading to birmingham new street is about £80 peak but if you ask for a ticket from reading to banbury and another for banbury to birmingham new street its near £36 and you use the SAME train and dont need to get off at banbury!! total s**m)



I've just tried this and the site automatically found a £33 peak fare:
http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/912/trains.png

The booking system was made a lot better a few years ago and now automatically finds the best ticket in most cases.

Totally endorse Royals post (#2), this industry is a disgrace and offers crumbs only in the way of hot deals, no matter what site you choose. Budget airlines may rightly deserve a lot of the flak that they receive on HUKD, but jump through their paper hoops and they will consistently undercut the railways for long distance domestic travel. For shorter distances go by coach. If you are unwilling or unable to do either then you need to play the railways at their own game, again along the lines (sorry about that!) that Royals suggests.

the train line still can offer deals surprised this is getting cold votes ?

If you book at the East Coast website, you get a 10% discount on their fares AND no card fees. Voted cold
Edited by: "ramraideruk" 18th Feb 2011

Dave

Moral of the story, don't use thetrainline.com and use MOST other train … Moral of the story, don't use thetrainline.com and use MOST other train company sites - Virgin, London Midland..



no, dont use trains - they are massively overcrowded, massively overpriced, poorly managed and supported with unhelpful couldnt give a damn staff (bar a few exceptions), dirty, cramped, badly designed, poor facilities, run by conmen who will sell you the highest priced ticket, unless you know the system (eg reading to birmingham new street is about £80 peak but if you ask for a ticket from reading to banbury and another for banbury to birmingham new street its near £36 and you use the SAME train and dont need to get off at banbury!! total s**m)
Edited by: "royals" 18th Feb 2011

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