My very last Young Persons Railcard expired on 13 August 2004 – I’m now too old for one and train fares will now be sadly, more expensive. At least outside the South East they will – I have a Network Gold Card to cover that area.
Anyway for the last year I’ve kept almost all of my tickets with the aim of finding out just how much money its saved me. And because I’m boring like that, here’s the information in a table.
|Journey||Ticket Type||Full price (£s)||Railcard price (£s)||Saving (£s)|
|London-Newton For Hyde||Saver Return||50.70||33.80||16.90|
|London-Cambridge||Cheap Day Return||16.50||10.90||5.60|
|Newton for Hyde-Manchester||Cheap Day Return||2.25||1.50||0.75|
|Harrow on the Hill-Wendover||Cheap Day Return||8.50||5.60||2.90|
|Ealing Broadway-Goring and Streatly||Cheap Day Return||11.10||7.40||3.70|
Which just goes to show that a little money spent, can save you a lot more.