Two Together Railcard now available nationwide from £30
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Two Together Railcard now available nationwide from £30

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Found 27th Feb 2014
OK, so this post is coming from someone who works on the Railway going out to people who travel on the Railway. Great new product that has been trialled since 2011 is now available nationwide. 2 people travelling together on the railway??? Then this will make your day.

Firstly, lets get the quoted price out of the way. Price in stations and online is £30 for 1 year. There are no plans for a 3 year one currently.

HOW IT WORKS in a nutshell - two adults of ANY age **and I only emphasise any age because currently, the only way a person aged between 26 and 59 can obtain a Railcard is if you're A) a Full-Time Student B) registered Disabled C) travelling with children or D) unemployed via the Job Centre Plus scheme** can now buy one Railcard between them to obtain a third off their rail fares whilst travelling together AND ONLY TOGETHER. Both parties will need a passport photo but NOT ID. This is obviously so that one person cannot be substituted for another at random, and no, you dont have to be married, of the same sex, from the same country, etc. There are no catches in regards to who can buy it but there are restrictions of use, which will be available on station leaflets and online.

The key restriction is peak time travel, where the 33% percent discount won't be offered. But don't forget the kind of things that Railcards can be used on, such as certain London Tube tickets, Heathrow Express/Gatwick Express & more. Also 1/3 off PlusBus tickets too. The possibilties are endless.

Unfortunately, one great feature of all other Railcards is not available here and that is the easement on Peak time travel on Virgin Train services. So an Off Peak ticket with the discount MUST be used at an Off Peak time like every other company with this I'm afraid. But still, a quick look at fares and with an example of 2 people travelling Manchester to London one Friday afternoon and coming back Sunday evening, with this Railcard you would pay a total of £105.20 on an Off Peak Return. Even if you have to buy the Railcard there & then at £30 you are STILL saving nearly £25 straight off the cuff - its what is commonly known as a no-brainer!!!!

One other thing, it doesn't matter if you buy the tickets in station, online (and IF the guard lets you - onboard), you can still use the Railcard. And yes, full price or Advance tickets.

Available now, online or from any good Train Station.

Happy travelling folks

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[quote=TlMSKl]Online

Both named card holders need to be 16 or over

254 Comments

Let me see if I got this right, 1 railcard, between two people (of any age) and it has both photo's on?. So me and my partner could use it individually or together for train travel and save 1/3?

We both had young person's railcard but now too old for it, this is effectively the same but one card combined and for those overage for young person railcard? Valid for Scotrail?

cdm22

So its the same as this one then http://www.railcard.co.uk/network/ but … So its the same as this one then http://www.railcard.co.uk/network/ but you need to travel with another person to get the 33% off?!



That not just London area?

Original Poster

No, its for use together and I will now emphasise that bit quite clearly - my bad!! (But it IS in the name :D)

KevClark1985

Let me see if I got this right, 1 railcard, between two people (of any … Let me see if I got this right, 1 railcard, between two people (of any age) and it has both photo's on?. So me and my partner could use it individually or together for train travel and save 1/3?We both had young person's railcard but now too old for it, this is effectively the same but one card combined and for those overage for young person railcard? Valid for Scotrail?

Hang on. So you DO have to travel together then? Will stick to my Network card then
Edited by: "cdm22" 27th Feb 2014

can you use this card on your own without the other person on the card travelling same day?, or do you Both have to use it when travelling?

ciro2464

No, its for use together and I will now emphasise that bit quite clearly … No, its for use together and I will now emphasise that bit quite clearly - my bad!! (But it IS in the name :D)



Right I got ya, still worth it for couple's, we quite often go from Edinburgh to Glasgow (~£12 each atm), and sometimes down to London together so easily save over the year.

Did you actually typed so many words on your Android phone/pad?
That's very impressive!
Thanks for your share!
Finally they lifted the discrimination of dinky or samesex couple!

Original Poster

I vote you HOT for your funny comment

chenzz

Did you actually typed so many words on your Android phone/pad?That's … Did you actually typed so many words on your Android phone/pad?That's very impressive!Thanks for your share!Finally they lifted the discrimination of dinky or samesex couple!

Thanks OP

Thanks for the warning; have always wanted there to be a couples railcard, as we are invited to a family wedding in June and are trying to get a reasonable priced ticket

Do the 2 people have to always travel together when using the card or can 1 use it solo?

Can it be used on Advanced Tickets ?

Original Poster

To make it very simple, you MUST travel TOGETHER on the SAME journey!! And cost wise, to work out whether its worth it, the next time 2 travel together, if you're paying £45 or more each for your relevant journey then YES, it'll be worth doing without hesitation as your fare will be brought down by £15 each at that price and 2 x £15 savings will cover the £30 Railcard for the year leaving you to make great savings. Hope this clarifies

ciro2464

I vote you HOT for your funny comment



And now I need think again about leaving my partner because that will avoid the discount!

Voted hot - a good way for a potential saving... but why do train tickets have to be so god damn complicated!?

Original Poster

Hammondhammond

Can it be used on Advanced Tickets ?



Absolutely

jimmymac87

Voted hot - a good way for a potential saving... but why do train tickets … Voted hot - a good way for a potential saving... but why do train tickets have to be so god damn complicated!?



I think it's so rich people don't bother with the cheap fares and they can be rinsed and the poor people can afford to go if the can be bothered to jump through the hoops. I think that must be the idea when companies do cash back for printers and the like.

Goddamn it I wish they'd give some kind of rail card for normal/ non student/ not old/ not young solo travellers.

I travel every fortnight from Liverpool to Mansfield and would really appreciate a discount.

Heat given for this item though

Probably be good if you had a child you travelled with frequently Although the standard railcard gives 60 percent of child fares it's only for a given area.
Edited by: "Hammondhammond" 27th Feb 2014

hot thank you

Thank you for this very useful information.

Great idea! Will help compete with car travel on price with two people travelling together.

It seems so unfair that us in the south can use a network railcard to get 1/3 off, when those in the rest of the country can't.

johnnybgoode990

Do the 2 people have to always travel together when using the card or can … Do the 2 people have to always travel together when using the card or can 1 use it solo?



Jeez, try reading the title and the description...

Hammondhammond

I think it's so rich people don't bother with the cheap fares and they … I think it's so rich people don't bother with the cheap fares and they can be rinsed and the poor people can afford to go if the can be bothered to jump through the hoops. I think that must be the idea when companies do cash back for printers and the like.



Just what are you talking about.?

This is such a great deal I'm getting one for me and the mrs even though I have a Senior rail card already. It'll mean we can go to London return for £16 return each from Macclesfield. We always travel together.

I wonder what happens when someone dies. Do they refund, or allow the other person to continue using it. If the latter, what effect will it have on murder rates? :-)

Good for chatting up that girl you always stare at on your morning commute to work - ask her if she would like to pair up with you to save money! ;P

Everyone should be able to get a railcard, many 25+ 5 people have a degree, doing low paid work, can't afford a house and increasingly can't afford rail. While people in their 60s get so many benefits and are the most affluent group in society.

Can you combine railcards with other deals? I know you can get 4 tickets for the price of 2, for example...if you had 2 couples with these cards could you get 1/3 off those tickets in addition to the reduced price?

The minimum discounted adult fare payable is £13 on all journeys Monday to Friday.
(taken from http://www.railcard.co.uk/network/tickets-types-min-fares/#Minimum_Fares)
For some of you this may be a 'sting in the tail'.
This 'important' restriction never seems to get highlighted. As in this post.

HOT!
How is this going to work on Oyster cards though?
So in the past i've added my 16-25 discount to my oyster card (I don't live in London but use it every so often) and I then get a 1/3 off price. But how can that work for 2 people travelling when you have one each?

I better go and find a friend then...

Call me thick but I assume it's £30 total not £30pp?

Great deal for nationwide travel. I'd get one if I didn't live in the network SE area and rarely get train travel out of it.

crumpo

Can you combine railcards with other deals? I know you can get 4 tickets … Can you combine railcards with other deals? I know you can get 4 tickets for the price of 2, for example...if you had 2 couples with these cards could you get 1/3 off those tickets in addition to the reduced price?


No, you cannot.

Penge

The minimum discounted adult fare payable is £13 on all journeys Monday … The minimum discounted adult fare payable is £13 on all journeys Monday to Friday.(taken from http://www.railcard.co.uk/network/tickets-types-min-fares/#Minimum_Fares)For some of you this may be a 'sting in the tail'.This 'important' restriction never seems to get highlighted. As in this post.



Is this not for the network railcard? for London?

This is different and more like the young person railcard if my understanding is correct, which has no minimum

Great post and heat added but it's cheaper to drive than catch the train and you don't have to pay extortionate parking charges to park in a bay no wider than a razor strap.

blue0011

Great post and heat added but it's cheaper to drive than catch the train … Great post and heat added but it's cheaper to drive than catch the train and you don't have to pay extortionate parking charges to park in a bay no wider than a razor strap.



What?

Your post starts off pro car, then anti car.
What's your point?

teh arn

What?Your post starts off pro car, then anti car.What's your point?



He means to catch a train in his case he has to drive to the train station to then have to pay rip off train station parking charges to park in a tiny space making it all in all cheaper and easier to just drive to where he wants to go in the first place and not bother with trains at all.
Edited by: "markwigg" 27th Feb 2014

Sounds good to me
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