Network Railcard online?

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I worked at a station that wasn't my own on Sunday and was presented with a plastic Network Railcard in a similar style to the other online issued railcards. I took it in and questioned where it was purchased and was told online.

Personally I've never known them to be issued online and a cursory check of the Railcard website confirmed it isn't presently possible to buy them online. But this may not have always been the case. Or was it?
 
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Nice to see if that font is what they actually use that it is not at all consistent with the other railcards - the picture looks fake and I hope ones in the flesh do not look like that!
 

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Nice to see if that font is what they actually use that it is not at all consistent with the other railcards - the picture looks fake and I hope ones in the flesh do not look like that!

It is. I've seen several GTR online issued seasons like that recently and it really does make you stop for a second.
 

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This link was posted on this forum a while back with the Network Railcard available (may be out of date now?)
https://railcards.thameslinkrailway.com/

Perhaps this is a better link
http://www.thameslinkrailway.com/tickets-and-fares/railcards/

And that solves the mystery! Thank you.

Nice to see if that font is what they actually use that it is not at all consistent with the other railcards - the picture looks fake and I hope ones in the flesh do not look like that!

Yes, it did. I was also surprised to see railcards with hand stamped dates on, but the iKb accounts for those!
 
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what does the red circle R mean?

Don't know, but the R in a circle appeared on the card once it the minimum fare started. So you could distinguish between cards with and without a minimum fare by the R in a circle.
 

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Restricted maybe?

It's rather odd that ATOC don't sell the Network Railcard directly, and even odder that a TOC has decided to issue them online themselves, but still direct those seeking other railcards to the ATOC railcards site. Does its geographic area mean it is a local railcard and can't be sold centrally?
 

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Hopefully that'll now make it more likely for discounts (in the form of online voucher codes) to be made available to bring down the cost of the railcard a bit, considering its ever-diminishing usefulness.
 
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