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Over 60's rail travel

Posted by MGPB1936 - Created: 6 years ago
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Posted by wkt54-196372 - 6 years ago

I thought at the machine or in the ticket office, if you are 60 or over, there was a 25% reduction.

You don't have to have any kind or pass.

Perhaps I am wrong.

I have a one year pass which costs 30e, and gets me 50% of any train jouney on the TER. Also up to 3 people

who accompany you.

Anybody can but it.

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Posted by selkie-187145 - 6 years ago

Is this for long distance travel? or local trains , within PACA?

how often do you travel ? is is the same journey regularly or for general train travel?


solo travel or with companions?



There is automatic reduction forseniors and [12-25]s during off peak timesnot requiring an abonnement card - called decouvert senior or decouverte jeune - you need to be able to justify your age with id. and you have to start your journey during a ''periode bleu'' on loccal TER trains and intercity trains not requiring a seat reservation.


the carte senior is an individual card and will get you 50% off periode bleu ticketsand reductions on tgvs etc - costing 57 euros per year [40 euros special offer atm online price]


special price here

http://www.voyages-sncf.com/services-train/carte-abonnement-train

full info on carte senior benefits here:

http://www.senior-sncf.com/carte/avantages/default.aspx

periode bleu calender here

http://aide.voyages-sncf.com/sites/default/files/aide/imce/Calendrier%20Voyageurs%202011_2012_tcm53-67971.pdf?rfrri=FAQ%3AAideTrain%3Aje-prepare-mon-voyage%3Ale-calendrier-voyageurs_body_Consultez%20notre%20calendrier%20voyageur

However, you might find other options are better depending on the answers to the questions i asked earlier

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Posted by eurokiné-187861 - 6 years ago

if you buy a reduced rate ticket at the machine or on the internet (student/senior/large family etc) you have to have the appropriate date valid "abonnement" card to back it up in the event of a ticket inspection at the station or on the train. There's no automatic reduced rates for OAPs like there is/was in the UK
You may need to enter the abonnement number into the machine at the time of purchase but I dont know for sure.