WESSEX WANDERER RAILWAY WALKS
WESSEX WANDERER RAILWAY WALKS

ADVANCED NOTICES

2017 programme out now

 

Any queries please call  Walks Coordinator, on 0117 933 4998 (or if you would like a hard copy posted to you direct)

WINTER GET TOGETHER

2018

Winter Get together

Saturday 24th  February 2018

At Westbury

Contact Walks Coordinantor on 0117 933 4998

Must be pre-booked by 8th December 2017

For further details, use this link -:

https://www.wessexrailwaywalks.org.uk/special-events/winter-get-together-2018/

WALK DETAILS

No further updates known

 

20 09 2017

FESTIVALS

Currently no other festival dates are known

 

SPECIAL SCHEMES

Want discounted travel?

Please see the following section regarding this

http://www.wessexrailwaywalks.org.uk/frequently-asked-questions/rail-cards-discounts/

includes all rail cards and the discount scheme between Westbury and Weymouth

 

OR Plus Bus details can be found on

http://www.wessexrailwaywalks.org.uk/frequently-asked-questions/plus-bus-details/

national rail guide to tickets

National Rail Guide to tickets 2015
This explains about most of the rail cards mentioned below, along with guidelines to purchasing tickets, types of tickets and groupsave as well as PlusBus - please refer to this as additional information
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Groupsave Tickets - with effect from Sunday 18th May 2014

A group of friends travelling together.

 

Please note that from Sunday 18 May 2014, the Groupsave offer will change and will allow 3-9 people to travel, with a discount of 34% on the adult fare and thus the major change will allow flexibility and the difference will be that 3 people travelling in a group will get a 34 % off each.  Then for each subsequent group member, they too will receive 34% off.  Groupsave will be on offer for groups of 3 to 9 people.

 

The group size can be anything from 3 to 9 and you do not need 9 people to qualify for the discount, as it can be 3 or 4 or 5 and so on.

 

More details to follow when known - please see the booklet mentioned above

 

Advice from the National rail Guide to Tickets

 

GroupSave - Page 7

GroupSave tickets enable three  (3)  to nine  (9) people travelling together to save 1/3 when travelling off-peak.     GroupSave discounts are available for many off-peak journeys, including those in the London and South East area and some other parts of the country. These are available for the Heart of Wessex Line to and cover any destination to any destination.  Some restrictions apply and for full details visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/groupsave   

great western railway - group save tickets

The leaflet below is a Great Western Railway produced leaflet concnerning Group Save Tickets - it notes that the Group Save Tickets are NOT valid on CrossCountry Services  - January 2016

Great Western Railway - Group Save Tickets (05/2016)
Available at all staffed stations operated by Great Western Railway - if in doubt please ask a member of station staff
GWRGroupSaveJanuary2016.pdf
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The Group

DIFFFERENT TYPES OF RAILCARDS

For any of the railcards (Young Persons, Disabled Persons, Senior Persons or Family and Friends) - please use the follwoing link http://www.railcard.co.uk

TWO (2) TOGETHER RAILCARD - NEW

Sample of aTwo Together Railcard
Two Together Railcard - valid until 15th May 2016
Two-together railcard
Nominated people MUST travel together
Restrictions apply
Can be purchased on line or at stations
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General information regarding the Two Together Railcard, costs, application form.  It includes offers, discounts, important infomation and how to make an application for a railcard.  Whether making the apllicaton online (you will need to upload a digital photo of each cardholder) or when applying at a station you will need to take a passport size photograph of each card holder.

 

It includes conditions of issue and use of the Two Together Railcard and reduced priced tickets ('discounted tickets') bought with a Two together Railcard.

 

Prices will go up and down please check either online or pick up a current application form from a mainline station.

 

Notices are up at some stations

SENIOR RAILCARD

Sample of a Senior Railcard

 

General information regarding the Senior Railcard, costs, application form (do not forget that you can apply for a 3 year card but this can only be done online and you will require computer access, and e-mail address and either a current passport or driving license).  It includes offers, discounts, important infomation and how to make an application for a railcard.

 

It includes conditions of issue and use of the Senior Railcard and reduced priced tickets ('discounted tickets') bought with a Senior Railcard.

 

Prices will go up and down please check either online or pick up a current application form from a mainline station.

Senior Railcard valid until 15th May 2016
can be purchased on-line or at stations
Senior Railcard to 15 May 2016.pdf
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DISABLED PERSONS RAILCARD

Sample Disabled Persons Railcard
Disabled Railcard until 14th May 2016
Disabled Railcard - for the cardholder and a friend (not named on card)
can be purchased on line or at stations
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General information regarding the Disabled Persons Railcard, costs, application form (do not forget that you can apply for a 3 year card - currently £20 for an annual card and currently £54 for a 3 year railcard.  It includes offers, discounts, important infomation.  Proof of disability will be required when making the application.  This card covers another paying passenger to get a discount of 1/3 off and must travel the whole journey with the named cardholder.  The second person is not named on the card but someone can travel with the cardholder, who in turn would be able to provide some assistance to the cardholder.

 

It also includes how to make an application for a railcard

 

It includes conditions of issue and use of the Disabled Persons Railcard and reduced priced tickets ('discounted tickets') bought with a Disabled Persons Railcard.

 

Prices will go up and down please check either online or pick up a current application form from a mainline station.

 

 

16 - 25 RAILCARD

Sample of a 16 - 25 Railcard
16 to 25 Railcard until 15th May 2016
16 - 25 railcard
can be purchased on line or at stations
16-25railcard.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]

General information regarding the 16 - 25 Railcard, costs, application form (do not forget that you can apply for a 3 year card but this can only be done online and you will require computer access, and e-mail address and either a current passport or driving license AND you will be required to upload a digital photograph).  It includes offers, discounts, important infomation and how to make an application for a railcard.

 

It includes conditions of issue and use of the 16 - 25 Railcard and reduced priced tickets ('discounted tickets') bought with a 16 - 25 Railcard.

 

Prices will go up and down please check either online or pick up a current application form from a mainline station.

FAMILY & FRIENDS RAILCARD

Sample of Family & Friends Railcard
Family & Friends Railcard until 15th May 2016
At least one of the cardholders must travel - one adult and one child must travel to get the discount and then up to 4 adults (including the cardholder) and 4 children
Can be purchased on line or at stations
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General information regarding the Family & Friends Railcard, costs, application form etc.. Cards can be bought on line or at a station.

 

It includes the condition of use for of the Family & Friends Railcard and reduced priced tickets ('discounted tickets') bought with a Family and Friends Railcard. 

 

Two named adults can be on the card, but only one of them needs to travel.  The minimum is one  named adult and one child and the maximum is 4 adults (including one named adult) and 4 children.

 

Prices can go up and down, and please check either online or pick up a current application form at a mainline station.

HM Forces railcard

sample HM forces railcard

Members of th HM Forces are most welcome on our walks and if you do have a railcard then it can be used to get discounted rail tickets.

 

Further information on how to obtain the card if you are a serving member of HM Forces can be found on the website link above

CONCESSIONARY BUS PASS

Sample of a bus pass

Use your bus pass for a discount on the train

Bus Pass Discount Leaflet - curtesy of First Great Western
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Bus discount scheme - Dec 2015
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These are available subject to certain criteria and are available through the local council where you live.

 

The leaflet explains the restrictions.

 

There is a current and on-going scheme for those who have a Bus Pass to use them between Weymouth & Westbury stations on the Heart of Wessex Railway Line,  though not FREE travel as if you were using the bus.  Train fares have to be paid for, but these Bus Passes can be used in lieu of a railcard (which does incur a cost) but with the same discount.

 

This scheme is also available between Swindon and Worcester Foregate Street via Stroud.

 

Posters will be up at the following First Great Western stations in due course -:

1) Westbury, Wiltshire

2) Frome, Somerset

3) Castle Cary, Somerset

4) Yeovil Pen Mill, Somerset

 

All cards must be carried on all journeys and must be produced when ticket checks take place, if no card you may have to pay the full rate of a single fare or a fine.  To be able to obtain the discount, the bus card MUST be shown when purchasing the tickets, either at the ticket office at the station or on the train

 

See http://www.wessexrailwaywalks.org.uk/general-travel-details/  for future reference.

 

Webmaster

Wessex Wanderer Railway Walks

January 2016

Remember always to show any passes and tickets the right way round!!

GENERAL DETAILS

All railcards are available either at the stations or on-line - please check carefully and note that a Disabled Railcard currently costs £20 for an annual card (and currnetly £54  for a 3 year card) and all other cards are currently £30 for an annual card or some are currently £70 for 3 years if bought online. Currently there is a discount for a one year railcard if bought on line.

 

Prices are for guidance only.

 

Terms and conditions apply and please check this at the time of purchase.  Leaflets are available at mainline stations and up to date information can also be obtained using the websites above.

 

Some require eligibility and proof of this and this will be required at the time of purchase.

 

Webmaster

Wessex Wanderer Railway Walks

January 2016

Ramblers' Association, 2nd Floor, Camelford House, 87 -90 Embankment Road, LONDON SE1 7TW

Tel -: 020 7339 8500

E-mail: ramblers@ramblers.org.uk

Web: www.ramblers.org.uk

 

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