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  • noun A card allowing reduced fares for traveling by train.


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  • Can you get a 1/3 off the season ticket by using the railcard? sadly no … … … … … … ….

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 1042 2009

  • First glances prompt people to ask if I want a child ticket at the cinema, or if I have a young persons railcard on the Gatwick Express; they don't show a 28-year-old woman who can lead or command.

    Is joining Mensa a smart move? Kia Abdullah 2010

  • Step back in time and you'll recall that this is how Gary Glitter made it back a second time round – university gigs were followed by self-parodying student railcard adverts, which were followed in turn by sell-out gigs at Wembley, something he never achieved in his first flush of fame.

    Has Strictly made a national treasure of Ann Widdecombe? Boyd Hilton 2010

  • Rifleman Zachary Hoyland, 19, had been unable to pick up his Services railcard from barracks and was told the cheaper ticket he had been bought was not valid without it.

    Archive 2008-08-01 FIDO The Dog 2008

  • Train rides are much cheaper if you get a young person's railcard from the station...

    Castle Carolingian 2007

  • The guy came to check out tickets and I showed him my railcard, which he actually picked up and looked at, rather than just shuffling off.

    Come on then 2004; give me your best shot; I'm ready for you! kisobel 2004

  • I need some kind of card case that will hold all 12 or so cards that I use at least weekly three library cards, railcard, two bus cards, bank cards and loyalty cards, I think.

    Molluscs, sing-songs, and light-snoring snoozing ailbhe 2005

  • Once the police had established her identity from her railcard, it was discovered that Sonia was biologically a man - a man named David Burgess, one of the finest immigration lawyers of his generation, a man responsible for a succession of trailblazing judgments in the House of Lords and the European Court of Human Rights.

    The Guardian World News Elizabeth Day 2011

  • He asked me to go on trips, saying he could take children for £1 on his family railcard.

    BBC News - Home 2011

  • First Capital Connect said the Queen, who is 84, travelled first class at the front of the four-carriage train and would have paid £47.20 - or £31.50 if she used a senior citizens' railcard. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph 2011


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