Live in Cardiff and over 60? Here’s how you could get half price train tickets


Savvy travellers in their 60s and beyond will no doubt already know they could get 1/3 off train journeys across Great Britain – but now, they can make even bigger savings with a special Senior Railcard discount.

GWR has launched a brand new deal that gives Senior Railcard holders a huge 50% discount on routes across the GWR network, including Cardiff Central station and several other destinations as varied as London, the Cotswolds, Bristol and Windsor.

The latest promotion means people with a Senior Railcard could travel one way from Cardiff Central to London Paddington from as little as £11.20.

The Senior Railcard discount is available to anyone aged 60 or over with a valid Senior Railcard, when booking online at one of the selected GWR Standard Class Advance single fares.

Holders of valid HM Forces and up to one accompanying adult with a Disabled Persons Railcard can also take advantage of the promotion.

The GWR Senior Railcard discount is valid for purchases made between 6 March 2018 and 17 April 2018, to travel between 7 March 2018 and 23 May 2018.

With so many events scheduled in the GWR network over the next few months, it’s the perfect excuse to book a mini break or day out.

Choose from The Cheltenham Festival, on the 13th to 16th March 2018, Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival, on the 15th to 18th March 2018, and the Big Easter Egg Hunt at Blenheim Palace in Oxford on the 30th March to 2nd April – great fun for all the family.

Dan Panes, GWR’s Head of Communication, said: “With spring finally on its way, we wanted to help our customers get out and about and enjoy some of the beautiful and varied destinations on the GWR network. From music to sport, there are loads of great events coming up over the next few weeks – and now with our special Senior Railcard discount people who are aged 60 and over can enjoy their trips and visits for cheaper. Of course, with so much to see and do across the GWR network – you don’t need to wait for a special occasion to take advantage of cheap train fares to get out and about.”

Senior Railcards are available to anyone aged 60 or over and cost £30 for one year, or £70 if you opt for a three-year Senior Railcard. People can apply for a Senior Railcard up to two weeks before their 60thbirthday, although it won’t be valid until the day they turn 60. Senior Railcards are available to buy online or in person from a train ticket office. More information on Senior Railcards can be found at: