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Old 28th February 2011, 23:13   #16
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It might if you were booking an advance from Aberdeen to Plymouth and back. Also Durham reaffiliated to the NUS this year!
My friend who is at Durham told me they hadn't, although you coudl be right!

Just to clarify, I don't see a university ID card as being an NUS card seeing as not all universities are affiliated with NUS, and the only discount you get is a normal "student" discount and not anything in the way of an NUS Extra discount.
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Old 1st March 2011, 00:02   #17
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http://www.nus.org.uk//en/Students-U...tudents-Union/

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NUS Affiliation Referenda

Results: Yes = 2263 , No = 1498, Spoilt ballot = 95.
If it has the NUS logo, then it's a card that shows you are a member of a union that is affiliated to the NUS.
What else would 'an NUS card' mean?
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Old 1st March 2011, 00:30   #18
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Southern Super Group Advance tickets:

http://www.southernrailway.com/offers/supergroup
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Old 1st March 2011, 13:59   #19
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If it has the NUS logo, then it's a card that shows you are a member of a union that is affiliated to the NUS.
What else would 'an NUS card' mean?
Not necessarily, you don't get student ID cards every year, only issued with one that last you for the duration of your course. In the case of Durham, when my friend first started it was affiliated with NUS, so had the logo. In the middle it disaffiliated, and now apparently they are affiliated again. Here in York our students' union has been affiliated with NUS for as long as I can rememeber, yet my uni ID card does not show the NUS logo. In any case the discount I get with my ID card is the same discount given to any otehr holder of a uni ID card, whereas an NUS/NUS Extra card has further discounts.
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Old 26th March 2011, 20:57   #20
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Virgin Mobitix tickets are no longer available.

http://www.mobitix.thetrainline.com/VT/
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Old 26th March 2011, 20:58   #21
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Virgin Trains[LIST][*]Cheap tickets with Advance-style restrictions for certain journeys (need to obtain reference number to travel) at http://uk.megabus.com/
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Is that right ? Virgin trains selling tickets via Megabus ?
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Is that right ? Virgin trains selling tickets via Megabus ?
Yes. Has been for some years - it's promoted as megatrain, but if you type in megatrain.co.uk you will redirected to the uk.megabus.com website.

It's a bit crap at letting you find out where you can travel except by trial and error.
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LM Sale is on again

http://www.londonmidland.com/tickets...ice-rail-sale/?=

Travel between Saturday 9 April and Monday 2 May 2011 and you can save 50% on thousands of Off-Peak Day Return and Off-Peak Return tickets

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LM Sale is on again

http://www.londonmidland.com/tickets...ice-rail-sale/?=

Travel between Saturday 9 April and Monday 2 May 2011 and you can save 50% on thousands of Off-Peak Day Return and Off-Peak Return tickets

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Looking through this thread, the general advice to would-be rail travellers:

book online (if you can), even for a walk on fare
book through the TOC's own web site selling your fare

now, nationally, are we any nearer having tickets delivered direct to a phone or by email DB-style ?
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now, nationally, are we any nearer having tickets delivered direct to a phone or by email DB-style ?
I seem to recall CrossCountry offering this. Having travelled on them exactly once (from BHM to BHI!) I can't say with any authority whether I remember it right.
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now, nationally, are we any nearer having tickets delivered direct to a phone or by email DB-style ?
East Coast offer e-mail tickets with a barcode so long as you're not using any other operator.
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Old 5th April 2011, 16:57   #29
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Virgin Trains: 10% off Advance tickets with a Virgin Money credit card: http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/vmoney/ - In practice, I think this is now restricted to just the bottom three tiers of Advance tickets (both first and standard class).

First Great Western: 10% off Super Off-Peak and Off-Peak fares with a Youth Hostel Association membership: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_...5/details.html - I'm a lifetime YHA member, but I've not had chance to try this yet to see if it works.
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Chiltern trains send a barcode ticket to your mobile phone.
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