chattychappy wrote: »
All seems rather smelly to me.
I can understand the very good social reasons behind offering discounts to children, or particular disadvantaged groups.
But something just seems wrong about picking out a particular age group for a discount. Why should a 31-year old be denied something that a 30-year old can have? Even railcards for old folk are looking distinctly dated to me.
I don't think "normal" private businesses would operate such a scheme.
PaulC5 wrote: »
I feel it is very age discriminating.
Think of it like this: If it was a male or female only railcard then I'm sure quite a few people would have something to say!
I’ve just started a new job that takes me from Preston to Milton Keynes Monday to Thursday and as the M1 and M6 is a nightmare I prefer to travel by train with the added bonus that my train home is 2hr 10min, which is impossible by car even with not incidents!
However as I am 29 It really annoys me that people slightly younger than me or who are 60 years old can get 1/3rd off their ticket price. There is the National railcard but again that's only really relevant if you live in the South.
I’m looking forward to this new card going live and I hope I can get my hands on one but can fully sympathize with the 30-60 year olds, who don’t get any discount!
aj23 wrote: »
Not another person who is offended by so-called "discrimination" .Family & Friends railcard? Two Together railcard? Disabled railcard? Network Railcard?
You think it's discriminatory but you're still going to take advantage of one for a year or so?
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