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Buying train tickets for England online with a senior railpass

Jun 27th, 2010, 04:15 PM
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Buying train tickets for England online with a senior railpass

I am trying to buy advance train tickets for our trip to England in September. I realize I cannot buy the senior railpass until I get there but I understood that I could still buy the tickets online ahead of time with the discount. On the National Rail website when I add the senior railpass it still gives me the same price as without the pass. Any suggestions?
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Jun 27th, 2010, 04:24 PM
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Some advance fares don't give extra discount for senior railpass holders. Click on the fare name and it gives you details of railcard discount, validity, refund etc.
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Jun 27th, 2010, 05:26 PM
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Thanks, Alec.
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Jun 27th, 2010, 10:51 PM
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I don't think the problem's specifically advance fares.

Senior discounts aren't available on a number of weekday peaktime fares - and confusingly, the definition of peaktime for Senior discounts is different from (though usually more generous than) some other discounts. So if you're leaving London on a weekday morning, it's worthwhile checking trains a bit later (typically after nineish, though the precise time for discounts varies a bit between trains)

There also seems to be a slight glitch with some software. A journey I took yesterday showed up as too cheap to qualify for a discount when I looked it up on the National Rail website: the ticket machine at the station cheerfully knocked the 33% off anyway. No idea which software's got the glitch, though.
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Jun 27th, 2010, 11:18 PM
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Which website are you using for the bookings?
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