Carnet tickets & Senior Railcards.

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  1. TonyR

    TonyR Member

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    Does the Senior Railcard discount apply to the purchase of a carnet book of tickets?

    There is nothing I can see in the conditions that indicates it shouldn't - the tickets are described as off-peak and anytime standard class tickets (http://www.thameslinkrailway.com/tickets-and-fares/carnet/) which are listed as eligible tickets for a discount in the Senior Railcard guidance (http://www.senior-railcard.co.uk/using-your-railcard/travel-times-tickets/). Yet when I tried to buy them at the station I was told they weren't eligible.

    Can anyone help enlighten me as to what the correct answer is and why?
     
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    The information/T&Cs link after selecting the railcard discounted carnet does say "Railcard: Child discounts but no Railcard discounts."
     
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    I've just tried it and it came up the same price - £54 - for a five ticket off-peak carnet whether you entered a Senior Railcard or not. But it still doesn't explain why a book of five standard off-peak single tickets does not qualify for a Senior Railcard discount.
     
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    No, as it is a TOC specific ticket which already offers you a discount then they will not offer an RC on it as that would be nearly half price.

    The railcard link states this on what they are not valid on

     
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    Yes, but the carnet tickets are then 33% more expensive than a standard ticket bought with a Senior or Network Railcard
     
  6. Haywain

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    Then don't buy Carnet tickets. Simples.
     
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