Network Railcard for £1 (if you know a gold card holder) SAVE £29 - rising to £10 after 1/1/15
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Network Railcard for £1 (if you know a gold card holder) SAVE £29 - rising to £10 after 1/1/15

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Found 28th Dec 2014
This has probably been going forever, but I'd never noticed it. Time to have a chat with friendly gold card holders I know...

From the website:

When you buy an Annual Season ticket 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 an Annual Gold Card - you'll know if you have one.

One of the benefits of the Gold Card is that holders can buy a Network Railcard for another adult for just £1. This Network Railcard gives up to 1/3 off leisure travel in the Network Railcard area.

How can I buy one?

To buy a Network Railcard for £1, the Annual Gold Card holder must complete the Network Railcard application form on behalf of the nominated person and take it to a staffed ticket office at a train station within the Network Railcard area.

Network Railcards are valid for one year and only one £1 Network Railcard can be issued during the validity of the Annual Gold Card.

The standard Network Railcard terms and conditions of use apply to the £1 Network Railcard

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AFAIK you have to live at the same address.

Original Poster

it's called a partner card... Doesn't say that you have to be sleeping with the cardholder or anything like that as far as I can see though... doesn't even say anything about the same address. I'll be giving it a try later this week...

aquaclaw

it's called a partner card... Doesn't say that you have to be sleeping … it's called a partner card... Doesn't say that you have to be sleeping with the cardholder or anything like that as far as I can see though... doesn't even say anything about the same address. I'll be giving it a try later this week...



Keep us informed please....thanks

The Gold Card holder can nominate any adult of their choosing for the partner card. This is not new, but is hardly promoted.

Just a note, it will be £10 from 2 January 2015 including the network railcard but you will get a lot more choices of railcards.

nationalrail.co.uk/tim…spx

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voodoomox

Just a note, it will be £10 from 2 January 2015 including the network … Just a note, it will be £10 from 2 January 2015 including the network railcard but you will get a lot more choices of railcards.http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/ticket_types/46573.aspx#2015


Oh that's handy to know, thanks! I'll amend the title...

I have been making use of the Partner Card benefit for years.
I can confirm that you do not need to be living at the same address or related

You fill in the application form for a standard network rail card.
When you hand over the form, your friend/partner shows their Gold Card and that's it, no questions asked.

A small benefit from my £7240 annual ticket fee !

Was looking for offers on family & friends railcard as travelling to Wales from st neots.

How can I get one for £1. I don't know of anyone with the gold card. (_;)

Really useful info, thanks OP. Hubby will be starting a new job soon which will require him to buy an annual season ticket within the Network Railcard area so I will definitely be getting him to buy me the Annual Gold Card at the same time!

note that from next week the Gold Card area will be extended to give a much larger area (Birmingham, East anglia, etc).

nationalrail.co.uk/sta…pdf

Note in theory you can only apply for one partner card per year - astute ticket staff will mark the back of your gold card.

Original Poster

soled73

Keep us informed please....thanks



Got one today, no problems or questions

Used to use this on the off peak railcards for the family, cheaper to drive now though

Just gone up 34% for off peak Z 1-6...

Thanks OP! I only just found out about the change from £1 to £10 for an extra railcard for annual gold card holders. However, it doesn't make any sense to buy a Network Railcard if you can help it as you would in effect be paying an extra £9 to what you used to get. Therefore, any of the other Railcards are better by far but obviously, if you are giving it to an adult who primarily travels on their own in the South East during off peak hours, then the Network Railcard would be the only option.

Thanks for this - just used the code IHS15 to get 15% off my sons 16-25 railcard £30 down to £25
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