Iona, who is as surprised as I am by it, informs me that:

  • there is a railcard valid for one-third discount on all off-peak travel in the London area;
  • which is defined so broadly as to encompass Exeter, Oxford, Cambridge and Dover;
  • and, most critically, isn’t restricted to students or those under 25.

The Network Railcard; £25 per year, valid for a third discount on all off-peak trains, pays for itself with five day returns to London. One card is valid for the holder and three other adults travelling with them.

It is, to put it mildly, very underadvertised. Even knowing what I was looking for it took me a while to find out how to register…

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