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Old 20th March 2017, 21:58   #1
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Hello. I'll be heading off to Scotland in May, and will be utilising the Spirit of Scotland 4 in 8 days Rover on a PRIV discount. I tried to buy it at my local station, but the only options it gives is fully-priced adult and child rovers.

Is this rover only restricted for purchase in Scotland, if I want to discount it? As in, will it be able to give me a discount if I buy it in Scotland (e.g Edinburgh), or do I have to go via Scotrail to obtain it?

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Old 20th March 2017, 22:08   #2
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They are not for sale at the moment I believe with any discount, they were on offer but ScotRail withdrew all railcard and Priv discounts

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Old 20th March 2017, 22:30   #3
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They are not for sale at the moment I believe with any discount, they were on offer but ScotRail withdrew all railcard and Priv discounts
Oh no...

And I thought my trip was planned...

Thank you.
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Old 20th March 2017, 22:48   #4
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They are not for sale at the moment I believe with any discount, they were on offer but ScotRail withdrew all railcard and Priv discounts
Not sure about PRIV but there is no mention of no Railcard discount:

https://www.scotrail.co.uk/tickets/c...it-of-scotland
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Old 20th March 2017, 23:11   #5
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I ended up requesting a callback from them. I would rather avoid complicating my trip even more...
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Old 20th March 2017, 23:39   #6
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That's odd, I had two Freedom of Scotland travel passed before and got priv discount.
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Old 21st March 2017, 01:02   #7
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That's odd, I had two Freedom of Scotland travel passed before and got priv discount.
It's to do with a recent special offer they did on the ticket I believe, which offered a discount on the fare during low season.

But they cocked it up and ended up making all other discounts ineligible, so the net result for Railcard holders and other customers entitled to various discounts was that they had to pay more.

Whether this was an intended result, who knows.
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Old 21st March 2017, 09:56   #8
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The offer ends on 31st March so all prices should be as before after then.
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Old 21st March 2017, 14:43   #9
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Ah nice. I got a reply for them, and all they said is the rover can only be bought a month ahead.

Hopefully it goes back to normal in April. Fingers crossed!
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Just to note that I checked this out on Star Mobile (prior to 31/03/17). The "low season" discounted price was shewn by default however all railcard discounts were given on the full base fare, inc. Priv..

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Old 4th April 2017, 17:03   #11
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I can confirm that railcard discounts, including PRIV, are back on the Spirit of Scotland rover, as the offer has ended, so pricing went back to normal.
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Old 4th April 2017, 17:36   #12
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I can confirm that railcard discounts, including PRIV, are back on the Spirit of Scotland rover, as the offer has ended, so pricing went back to normal.
Just noticed the 4 days/8 has gone up from 134 to 139 (fair enough...) but the 8/15 has come down 70p to 179.

Can't knock it really another 4 days for 40. Just wish I had more holiday to take
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