FoSS Rover railcard query

Gathursty

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I've just bought a Freedom of Severn & Solent 3 in 7 at Basingstoke and was told my 26-30 railcard couldn't be used on it. (Other tickets I bought I was able to add my railcard to no problem.)

Is this true?
 
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I would have thought you could use it. Admittedly National Rail is a bit slow to update and I don’t think any rovers show the 26-30 discount.
If the clerk couldn’t find the 26-30 discount, wasn’t there a rule where passengers could buy a ticket with a 16-25 discount and still be allowed to use their 26-30 railcard?
 

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26-30 Railcard logo
Where and when can I use my Railcard?
Your 26-30 Railcard gets you 1/3 off most off-peak rail fares to travel across Great Britain. There are tickets, time restrictions and minimum fares, so check below to help you plan:

Save on these types of tickets
Standard Anytime and Anytime Day Singles and Returns
Standard Off-Peak and Off-Peak Day Singles and Returns
Standard Super Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak Day Singles and Returns
Standard and First Class Advance*
Most Rail Rovers fares
Gatwick Express, Stansted Express and Heathrow Express
Oyster Off-Peak pay as you go Daily Price Cap and Off-Peak pay as you go single fares for journeys on National Rail, London Underground and Docklands Light Railway
Anytime Day Travelcard Zones 1-9 when bought as part of ticket to London from outside the London Zones area (Subject to minimum fare of £19.10)
PLUSBUS tickets
Some rail/sea journeys with Wightlink and Red Funnel Ferries to stations on the Isle of Wight, Hovertravel services to and from Ryde Hoverport, and Stena Line ferries to Republic of Ireland**
*These tickets need to be booked before you travel.
**Discount is only available on tickets as part of a journey from/to a National Rail station and on combined rail/sea journeys from/to Ryde Hoverport.
This "sort of" says you can.

Also if the discount can't be found in the TIS (Ticket Issuing System) the 16-25 railcard discount can be applied.

I don't know where you'll get a definitive answer.
 

Gathursty

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Hmm. Guess I'll have to chalk it up to experience. I did think that it could be treated as a 16-25 as some systems haven't updated but it has been some months now.
 

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Hmm. Guess I'll have to chalk it up to experience. I did think that it could be treated as a 16-25 as some systems haven't updated but it has been some months now.
I wouldnt chalk it up to experience personally; as you’ve been forced into paying a good £20 extra.
Head back to the station, politely question it showing the link posted by @father_jack, and if nothing comes to fruition, ask if there is someone higher up.
 

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I've just bought a Freedom of Severn & Solent 3 in 7 at Basingstoke and was told my 26-30 railcard couldn't be used on it. (Other tickets I bought I was able to add my railcard to no problem.)

Is this true?
Seems to be correct. BRFares.com specifically shows "no fares available" if you search for the FOSS rover with a 26-30 railcard.
 

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I've managed to use my railcard on returns and the Kenner Day Ranger as the ticket clerk used 16-25 instead but it's a bit of kick that he couldn't have also applied 16-25 on the FoSS too if he did it for the Kennet.
 

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