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If you’re 60 or older you can make great savings on your train travel and days out with a Senior Railcard.
Age shouldn’t stop you from having adventures, which is why the Senior Railcard offers 1/3 off train journeys across Great Britain – even on First Class tickets and there are also loads more discounts and offers for you to enjoy too.
You can get a Senior Railcard if you’re 60 years old or over and you can apply for the Senior Railcard two weeks before you turn 60. Once you’ve got your railcard, you’ll have to wait until your 60th birthday before you can use it.
You can use your Senior Railcard on train journeys across Great Britain – including TransPennine Express routes. So, if you’re visiting anywhere in the North of England or Scotland – such as Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Newcastle or Edinburgh – make sure you use your railcard to save money on your train tickets. The Railcard can be used against a number of ticket types including Anytime Off Peak and Advanced fares.
If you want to take advantage of cheaper train tickets, you’ll generally have to avoid travelling during morning peak hours, Monday to Friday. This rule doesn’t apply if it’s a Bank Holiday though, so you can still save 1/3 on your train tickets if you’re going away at Easter or over Christmas, for example.
A Senior Railcard costs £30 for one year, or you can get even more value for money if you buy a three-year railcard, as it only costs £70.
You can either buy your Senior Railcard online or from a staffed train ticket. You’ll need to prove your identity and age with a valid passport, UK driving licence or birth certificate.
Yes, you need to apply for a Senior Railcard. You can do this electronically online, or if you go to a train station you have to download and fill in the relevant form. Don’t forget to take your ID and proof of age.
You can renew your Senior Railcard online by logging into your account and following the instructions, or you can go to a train station with a staffed ticket office.
Don’t worry if you’ve lost your Senior Railcard – you can easily apply for a replacement card online. If you bought your railcard from a train station and still have the stamped receipt, you can get it replaced at a staffed ticket office. It costs £10 to replace a lost or damaged Senior Railcard.
If your railcard has been stolen and you have a crime reference number, you can get a free replacement.
As well as saving 1/3 on your train tickets, if you’ve got a Senior Railcard you can get all kinds of deals on days out, meals, treats, events and holidays. From theatre tickets and spa days to staycations and trips abroad, there’s a huge choice of activities and entertainment.
So, if you’re visiting one of the TransPennine Express destinations in the North of England or Scotland, check out the other Senior Railcard offers and discounts to make the most of your day out, weekend away or holiday.
If you're not eligible for a Senior Railcard there are other Railcards available that may help you save money on your train tickets. Have a look at the terms and conditions of the Two Together Railcard, Family and Friends Railcard or Disabled Persons Railcard to see if you can get cheap train tickets.
If you’re aged between 16 and 25, or you’re over 25 and in full time education, you can save at least 1/3 on train travel with this railcard.
You can save money on your train tickets with this railcard if you regularly travel with your family and friends.
You can save even more money on your railcard with extra discounts and offers including great days out, meals and activities.
Don’t worry if you’ve lost your railcard – it’s easy to get a replacement card so you won't miss out on cheap train tickets.