My partner uses a mature student railcard to travel to college. This entitles discounted travel on trains after 9:59am. In order to ensure arrival on time, the only available train leaves at 9:57. Given that 99.9% of the journey (time and distance) will be undertaken after the 9:59am time limit, would there be any hope that those selling tickets would 'be generous' with the 9:59am rule? We know that purchasing online has no leeway. Would there be grounds for appeal if the train were more than 2 minutes late departing?