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A young person's rail card is for the young generation whom are currently between 16 and 25 years old. The card is also for mature students whom are 26 years of age or older. I got my first rail card last year in February as I realised how much I was using the railway to travel. I just recently ... Read review

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Community Level 5shaaza


I'm young enough, are you?

Advantagesget a third off train tickets, lasts for a whole year,

Disadvantagescan't get discounts during peak periods.

"...can get the young person's discount even if I order my train tickets online, which saved me time in having to wait in the train station queues which can be very annoying and delaying. I even got to like the rail card more when I learnt that I could save on other services rather than the train services. I noted that I could also save on hotels such as holiday inn, crown plaza, ilovefilm.com etc. A huge disadvantage I found about this rail card ..." Read review

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Privileged For Being Young

Advantagesgood discount fares

Disadvantagestimes of use

"The Young Persons Railcard is one of the best things I buy every year as I am forever commuting up and down the country with having my family in Scotland and living down in England. They do tend to go up in price ever year that I seem to buy it but it still doesn't put me off as the money I calculate in savings from this card it really does make it worth my while to keep buying it until I turn 25. ===APPEARANCE=== Upon buying a railcard you usually ..." Read review

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Community Level 4grapesoda


A Third off?!

AdvantagesA third off rail fares

DisadvantagesToo many restrictions

"...really get much of a discount before 10am. The minimum fare on a ticket before 10am is 16.00 and all though standard day returns are dear; they aren't that dear so it doesn't really come in handy at that time of day. The most expensive standard day return I sell is 13.30 which is from way out in Essex back into central London so you wouldn't save money on that. However if you do usually pay 20 pounds a day (!) for a standard day return then, yay, ..." Read review

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Community Level 3teresacrew


Not just for young people!!!!!

AdvantagesCheap to buy and you save a lot!

Disadvantagesmin fare applies b4 10am

"Young Person's Railcard Intro As friendly as I am, there are some times that I just don't want to talk: when I am on the bus, first thing in the morning. Unfortunately, I've not managed to develop a look that says "Don't you dare speak to me!" Not having the ability to conjure up this useful glare means I have every Tom, Dick and Harry talking to me on the bus. Now I love talking, but there are limits. I know all about what operations you will ..." Read review

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Community Level 5stoffy


Holy Rail

Advantagessaves money, easy to use

Disadvantageslimitations on when they can apply

"...minimum charge, meaning that the discount could be considerably less. There are also no discounts for people travelling on Eurostar. However, the Card does allow you to receive discounts on transfers that you may need to take across the London Underground system. Apart from that, discounts are valid across most journeys that you can take, whether it's single or return, to Inverness or Penzance. It does represent excellent value for money, even ..." Read review

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