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I have mistake booked a train ticket with16-25 railcard, but I dont have a railcard.
can I pay the amount of the money that I got discont by the railcard on the day or should just get a railcard?
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:beard: You should be able to pay the difference if the ticket person is nice :flutter:

but something similar happened to me (I genuinely hadn't noticed my railcard had expired when I booked the ticket) and the ticket people at Euston said I had to buy a whole new ticket (for £30 ) because the ticket I had was under £10, which is a rule I have never seen anywhere in my life...

so that's something to anticipate

(**** Euston)
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:beard: You should be able to pay the difference if the ticket person is nice :flutter:

but something similar happened to me (I genuinely hadn't noticed my railcard had expired when I booked the ticket) and the ticket people at Euston said I had to buy a whole new ticket (for £30 ) because the ticket I had was under £10, which is a rule I have never seen anywhere in my life...

so that's something to anticipate

(**** Euston)
my ticket is £20.50, and I am travling next month. Do you think I should go to the train station aks about to pay the difference?
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my ticket is £20.50, and I am travling next month. Do you think I should go to the train station aks about to pay the difference?
How often do you use the train? Essentially, if a railcard would save you at least its value (last time I bought one it was about £30 for a year / £70 for three years, not sure what it is currently), including the amount of the discount on the card you have just bought, then it would probably be less hassle as well just to get a railcard now.
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No one even checks I've travelled by train twice every single weekend since september (except during Christmas) and some weekdays and I have never ever had anyone ask to see my railcard. Kinda regret buying one -_-

If it's that deep can't you cancel your ticket and rebook?
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No one even checks I've travelled by train twice every single weekend since september (except during Christmas) and some weekdays and I have never ever had anyone ask to see my railcard. Kinda regret buying one -_-

If it's that deep can't you cancel your ticket and rebook?
i am travling from london to leicester, do you think that will still be fine?
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No one even checks I've travelled by train twice every single weekend since september (except during Christmas) and some weekdays and I have never ever had anyone ask to see my railcard. Kinda regret buying one -_-

If it's that deep can't you cancel your ticket and rebook?
It obviously depends on the rail company or individual members of staff, then - I can safely say that whenever I have travelled with my son on services where tickets are checked on the train, he has been asked for his railcard as well. We live on a commuter line with DOO trains, but our local station staff ask for the relevant railcard to be produced before they will sell a discounted ticket.
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How often do you use the train? Essentially, if a railcard would save you at least its value (last time I bought one it was about £30 for a year / £70 for three years, not sure what it is currently), including the amount of the discount on the card you have just bought, then it would probably be less hassle as well just to get a railcard now.
no, i dont travel with train that oftten. plus i have oyster card, is rail card only use for long jourey or is fine with all kid of trains?
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I have mistake booked a train ticket with16-25 railcard, but I dont have a railcard.
can I pay the amount of the money that I got discont by the railcard on the day or should just get a railcard?
Personally I think the rail card is well worth the money but if you're not ready to pay it right now then they shouldn't ask you to buy a whole new ticket. I've forgotten to bring my rail card with me twice after already having bought the ticket beforehand with it, and both times when questioned by an inspector I've just been asked to pay the difference (the excess fee)
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i am travling from london to leicester, do you think that will still be fine?
I mean I travel from London to Brighton so I'm not sure - if you feel nervous and have never travelled to leicester by train you can avoid it but imo you'll be fine, esp because it's so far and esp if you're travelling at a time when a lot of people are travelling like 9am or 5pm because why would the ticket people bother checking then.

If they catch you you can just be like ":eek: omg I'm so sorry I didn't realise" lol
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It obviously depends on the rail company or individual members of staff, then - I can safely say that whenever I have travelled with my son on services where tickets are checked on the train, he has been asked for his railcard as well. We live on a commuter line with DOO trains, but our local station staff ask for the relevant railcard to be produced before they will sell a discounted ticket.
But that's because you buy it from the staff, I buy mine from the machine so I don't interact with staff at all
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my ticket is £20.50, and I am travling next month. Do you think I should go to the train station aks about to pay the difference?
I would ask about paying the difference at the ticket area when you get to London, just to be safe
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It obviously depends on the rail company or individual members of staff, then - I can safely say that whenever I have travelled with my son on services where tickets are checked on the train, he has been asked for his railcard as well. We live on a commuter line with DOO trains, but our local station staff ask for the relevant railcard to be produced before they will sell a discounted ticket.
i have booked my ticket online and it is with virgin.
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I mean I travel from London to Brighton so I'm not sure - if you feel nervous and have never travelled to leicester by train you can avoid it but imo you'll be fine, esp because it's so far and esp if you're travelling at a time when a lot of people are travelling like 9am or 5pm because why would the ticket people bother checking then.

If they catch you you can just be like ":eek: omg I'm so sorry I didn't realise" lol
lol:ahee:
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I would ask about paying the difference at the ticket area when you get to London, just to be safe
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About three times in my life have I been asked to show my ticket. I've never been asked to show my railcard.

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