Use railcard at any time on any train until 31 August (no 10am start)
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Use railcard at any time on any train until 31 August (no 10am start)

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Posted 15th Aug
This happens every year, July and August.

Can I use my 16-25 Railcard at any time of day?
Yes you can. However, for all journeys made between 4.30am and 10am Monday to Friday a minimum fare of £12 is payable. There is no minimum fare when you travel at weekends, on Public Holidays, or during July and August.
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I identify as a 21 year old, can i get one?
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I identify as a 21 year old, can i get one?
jimhuf15/08/2019 11:02

I identify as a 21 year old, can i get one?


Brilliant ! Me too
I wonder if this applies to the 26 - 30 card too
it works for 26-30 if you get your ticket from a ticket man, their machines will print it... it doesnt work on mobile or self service screen tickets though. though you can just buy 16-25 ticket on those... they never check or call you out on it
Edited by: "rmonkey100" 15th Aug
rmonkey10015/08/2019 19:43

it works for 26-30 if you get your ticket from a ticket man, their …it works for 26-30 if you get your ticket from a ticket man, their machines will print it... it doesnt work on mobile or self service screen tickets though. though you can just buy 16-25 ticket on those... they never check or call you out on it


rmonkey10015/08/2019 19:43

it works for 26-30 if you get your ticket from a ticket man, their …it works for 26-30 if you get your ticket from a ticket man, their machines will print it... it doesnt work on mobile or self service screen tickets though. though you can just buy 16-25 ticket on those... they never check or call you out on it


rmonkey10015/08/2019 19:43

it works for 26-30 if you get your ticket from a ticket man, their …it works for 26-30 if you get your ticket from a ticket man, their machines will print it... it doesnt work on mobile or self service screen tickets though. though you can just buy 16-25 ticket on those... they never check or call you out on it


The 26-30 railcard still has the minimum fare before 1000am
oldskoolpug15/08/2019 21:49

The 26-30 railcard still has the minimum fare before 1000am


Did you not read what I just said? Lol. Yes it has a minimum fare, but not if you ask a real ticket guy with a machine they can do 26-30 discounted tickets before 10am.. Or you can just buy a 16-25 ticket on mobile or self service, they don't check or care
Edited by: "rmonkey100" 15th Aug
There is a new 16-17 saver railcard which will be on sale from 20 Aug which gives 50% of fares so a great deal for those within this age bracket. Tried posting the deal but not sure why it was taken down without explanation as it would be a better deal than the 16-25 railcard which only gives 1/3 off.

Cut and paste information from the site:

The 16-17 Saver will go on sale on 20 August 2019. It's valid across England, Wales and services into Scotland, but not on ScotRail or Caledonian Sleeper services.

Holders of a 16-17 Saver will be able to buy discounted tickets for travel from 2 September 2019.

Customers will be offered the 16-17 Saver as either a digital product on their phone or a physical card that will be posted to them.

It's not possible to have both, this is in line with other discount products.
Edited by: "nipinuk" 16th Aug
rmonkey10015/08/2019 21:52

Did you not read what I just said? Lol. Yes it has a minimum fare, but not …Did you not read what I just said? Lol. Yes it has a minimum fare, but not if you ask a real ticket guy with a machine they can do 26-30 discounted tickets before 10am.. Or you can just buy a 16-25 ticket on mobile or self service, they don't check or care


What station is this that you can do it ?

Yes I read what you said.
SORRY WHAT DOES IT MEAN MINIMUM FARE? DOES ONE PAY THE REGULAR FARE AND £12 ON TOP? PLEASE EXPLAIN. THX
Gg1819/08/2019 22:02

SORRY WHAT DOES IT MEAN MINIMUM FARE? DOES ONE PAY THE REGULAR FARE AND …SORRY WHAT DOES IT MEAN MINIMUM FARE? DOES ONE PAY THE REGULAR FARE AND £12 ON TOP? PLEASE EXPLAIN. THX


If your ticket is over £12 before the price reduction, you will get 1/3 of the price knocked off.

Example, a train ticket from Slough to Windsor return is £2.40, with the 16-25 railcard, it knocks it down to £1.80. However, if purchased before 10am, the price will still be £1.80 (if purchased in July and August). Or if purchased outside of the July or August months, it will be £2.40.

However, say I buy a ticket from Slough to zones 1-6 day travel ticket, without a discount, that would be £15(ish). The railcard knocks it down to £10.05. So long as the ticket is after 10am on any weekday, I will get the discount. Also, applies to before 10am in July and August.

Understand?
Edited by: "DealsIUsed" 20th Aug
if you book a train online you can use your railcard for discounts on single journeys at any time of the day, without minimum £12 fee.
Edited by: "KL88" 26th Aug
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