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Posted by lemurtail (U13885499) on Sunday, 30th January 2011
To my surprise, I've discovered that I qualify for a Disabled Railcard and am seriously considering getting one. However, I'm unclear whether I would be expected to travel with a carer or can travel alone. Does anyone here know? Thanks.
Posted by AndyfromCornwall (U14342750) on Monday, 31st January 2011
If you do more than the occasional trip it is worth having a Railcard. If you are doing a long and expensive trip you might save the cost of the card and more besides! On a trip to Bristol I save about £20.
If you need a carer they also get the discount price but you can travel alone if you want, I do it all the time. The one important condition is that you must carry the card and show it if asked.
Posted by lemurtail (U13885499) on Monday, 31st January 2011
Thank you! A quick calculation has proved that I can recoup the cost of the card on just 2 journeys, where I travel with a friend. It is likely to be a regular journey now it has become affordable.
I'd been getting by on a Network SouthEast card, which has so many restrictions and a rather high minimum fare of £13, that at times it is unusable. Nice to see the Disabled Railcard is much more straightforward and has a more realistic minumum fare.
Posted by mumkitchen (U13951974) on Saturday, 5th February 2011
Book between 8 to 11 weeks before hand you can save more on your tickets.
I also do this when I travel to see friends and family. I have booked again and saved £44 this time.
You can booked to have help with getting onto the train and off. You must booked this at the time you get your ticket.
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