Travelling by train around Christmas time is never particularly fun. Suitcases are often on the large side, and daytime trains are the domain of people dashing off across the country on mammoth treks. And importantly, trains are often full, with people standing left right and centre.
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In a slightly curious move, it appears that GNER relaunched their website on Monday. For those not that well up on the comings and goings of railway companies, the reason that this launch is rather curious is that it comes just days before GNER will cease to exist - the company will run its last train on Friday.
One thing occurred to me recently – that a lot of people don’t know about some little money saving tricks when travelling on the railways in London and the South East. So I thought I’d mention them to those that don’t. If you know all about Boundary Extensions and Network Gold Cards, you can probably wander off somewhere else. Network Gold Cards First up – Network Gold Cards. If you have an annual travelcard, then you have a Network Gold Card. If you have an annual rail season ticket for the old Network South East area, you also have a Gold Card. The Network Gold Card is a railcard, and as such gives you a third off rail tickets in the old Network South East railway area. There’s a map of the area on the Railcard website. A Gold card is pretty much the same as a Network Railcard but with two important distinctions. You don’t have to pay £20 for it. You get a Gold Card by default when you spend all that cash on your annual travelcard/season ticket. There is no minimum fare – the Network Railcard has a minimum fare of £10 on weekdays. This doesn’t apply... View Article
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.
Network Gold Cards are very useful but very confusing. And I don't understand them.
When it comes to long distance travel, I always prefer the train - and nothing beats the comfort of first class.
The end of an era. After three and a half years, I'm no longer a Client Side Developer... Bye bye my old friend Mr HTML....
Cheap train fares when you're 25? Well Apparently you can buy a new Young Persons Railcard when you're 25. That's me told.