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    • MSE Megan F
    • By MSE Megan F 24th Nov 17, 4:38 PM
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    MSE News: How the new 26-30 Railcard can be used by commuters to slash £100s off...
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    • 24th Nov 17, 4:38 PM
    MSE News: How the new 26-30 Railcard can be used by commuters to slash £100s off... 24th Nov 17 at 4:38 PM
    Commuters on some routes will be able to use the new 26-30 Railcard to save up to £700 on a year's train travel, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal, due to a simple trick which those with a 16-25 Railcard can already use...
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    'How the new 26-30 Railcard can be used by commuters to slash £100s off travel to work'

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    • AirlieBird
    • By AirlieBird 24th Nov 17, 5:10 PM
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    • 24th Nov 17, 5:10 PM
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    • 24th Nov 17, 5:10 PM
    So not really a trick. Just common sense and Maths.
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 25th Nov 17, 4:21 PM
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    • 25th Nov 17, 4:21 PM
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    • 25th Nov 17, 4:21 PM
    The "saving" is quickly reduced by any leisure travel on the season ticket route or where the season ticket route forms part of a journey as well as any day you need to travel twice on the same day

    You also lose the benefits that go with a Greater Anglia season ticket (Gold Card) which include

    Your Gold Card acts as a Railcard giving discounts on other rail journeys for yourself and others after 09.30 Monday - Friday and all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays. These include:

    1/3 off Standard and First Class single and return tickets on participating train company services within the Gold Card area (see below)
    Up to three additional adults aged 16 or over travelling with you each get 1/3 off as well
    Up to four children aged between 5 and 15 pay just 40% of the child fare
    1/3 off a London Zones 1-6 Off-Peak Day Travelcard
    1/3 off Oyster Off-Peak Pay as you go single fares and Oyster Off-Peak daily price caps on National Rail, London Underground and Docklands Light Railway services in Greater London (apply at a London Underground station for the Gold Card discount to be applied to your Oyster card). This discount applies to the Gold Card holder only
    and of course you pay fare increases when they come in rather than put them off for a year
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 25th Nov 17, 10:15 PM
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    • 25th Nov 17, 10:15 PM
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    • 25th Nov 17, 10:15 PM
    Is it still the case that there is no minimum fare restriction in July and August? If so, the maths may work for those two months alone.
    • Kite2010
    • By Kite2010 26th Nov 17, 12:07 AM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 12:07 AM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 12:07 AM
    Is it still the case that there is no minimum fare restriction in July and August? If so, the maths may work for those two months alone.
    Originally posted by silvercar
    Going via the staff briefs, the relaxation of the minimum fare restriction doesn't appear to apply for the 26-30 card
    • miller
    • By miller 26th Nov 17, 10:00 AM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 10:00 AM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 10:00 AM
    I have not looked at the T&Cs for this, but I think the article may have interpreted the minimum fare rule incorrectly. The ticket has to cost £18 for you to get the full benefit, but you could still use it on e.g a £12.05 ticket (discounted to £12). Obviously £12 or below there is no point anyway.
    • miller
    • By miller 26th Nov 17, 10:05 AM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 10:05 AM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 10:05 AM
    If buying 5 daily tickets AFAIK WebTIS backed sites e.g. Chiltern will add multiple tickets in a basket to a single booking collection reference number (I think 6 is the maximum). Others you will get individual refernce numbers e.g. SWR. Will save a fair bit of time at the ticket machine if they are printed in one go.
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