Frustrating to see an offer today - I bought one last week! I also find it frustrating that the railcards are so inflexible. I really need a senior one to travel alone, a two together to travel with husband and a friends and family to travel with grandchildren. Having to buy three for these eventualities is not feasible, so I travel alone. These cards do not reflect the way people live - such a pity!
I don’t quite see why not. Not all of us travel with a husband or with grandchildren! Does your husband not qualify for a Senior railcard too? I use my Senior Railcard just about every week and it must have paid for itself several times over. I bought a 3 year one which offered an even better saving but of course a bigger outlay. I think the range of cards offered covers most people’s circumstances.
DH and I both have our own separate rail cards. We travel sometimes on our own and sometimes together. If we have grandchildren with us we just buy them ordinary tickets. Children under 5 travel free and their are children's rates for 5 - 15s. By the time they are 16, I expect they will have student cards of some sort. We haven't reached that stage yet.
It's also worth seeing whether your local (County) council gives a discount. If Devon residents buy through the Council website, they get a reduction (20% I think), but only on a one-year card, which makes it better value than the three-year. I also prefer a one-year card because I may only use it two or three times a year. My last trip was just before my card expired in November, and I will renew it this month for an upcoming trip at the end of the month, so I will be covered until next March.
I have a senior card, if I had a husband I would expect him to have his own When I take the grandkids out their mum gives me hers as I m named as the second person on it, then I give it back when I return I don’t understand what your problem is