It’s nearly a year since I got my Disabled Person’s Railcard. I had to scan my blue badge award letter and pay £20 for the privilege. £54 for three years seemed a bit optimistic.
Now I’m due to renew. I’ve used it to see the Settle to Carlisle line. And glorious defeats at Southend and Plymouth. Not to mention a 4-4 draw at MK Dons. Discounted fares for me and my carer!
The odd thing is I didn’t feel disabled when I got it. While by no means confined to a chair, I do now.
I usually only renew railcards when I know I’m going to travel again. Usually little point paying for a card when you’re not travelling for months on end.
This time I’m renewing immediately. They want paperwork resubmitting if I don’t. And I can pay the £20 costs using £10 of Tesco Clubcard vouchers. They’d usually only end up buying 2,400 Avios so I’d say the railcard works better for me this year.