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.

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