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Senior Rail card

Hi, I will reach 60 soon and wonder if I would be entitled to the equivalent of a senior rail card or any other travel concessions here in France as a French resident?
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Re: Senior Rail card

You can buy a Carte Senior for €56 (translation).
It allows you to buy train tickets at 25% and up to 50% off.

Clair
En Deuil - 8 Nov. 16

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I have one and got back the initial cost in just a couple of trips.
I found it valuable as a way of going first class at busy periods; 50% of the first-class fare also reduces the difference of price!

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I believe you are also allowed a reduction simply by being 60 - without the use of a rail card.  The reductions are greater if you use a rail card.  SNCF web site has details.

Judith
ex W1, via 47 and 11 and now [just] in 34, equidistant from Carcassonne, Narbonne and Béziers, where I hope we'll finally stay!!

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That's interesting Judith, but I haven't been able to find the details.
What I found (from the Guide to using the Téoz trains) was:


Comment les tarifs sont-ils calculés?
Pour une même destination, les tarifs varient en fonction de 4 critères:
• La classe que vous choisissez : 1ère ou 2nde.
• La date de réservation. C’est LE grand principe: plus vous réservez tôt, plus vous avez de chance de payer moins!
• Le fait que vous possédiez ou non une carte de réduction.
• Les services associés aux tarifs: comme le service d’échange et de remboursement.
C’est la prise en comptede tous ces critères qui vous permet de choisir le billet le mieux adapté à votre façon de voyager .

But it would be nice if you could point me in the right direction.
Perhaps I won't need to shell out next year.

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell
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Re: Senior Rail card

I cannot only find info on the Carte Senior and its variation, the Carte Découverte Senior... Confused [8-)]

Clair
En Deuil - 8 Nov. 16

Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
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Re: Senior Rail card

It is true that if you are over 60, on certain trains, during heures creuses, you get a 25% reduction at the guichet (you might have to show proof of age). It all seems a little casual, I have never seen it written down anywhere. I was first  told about it by someone who worked for SNCF, I was able to verify it  (even though I am only 35 haha) - it made me question the necessity for a 56€ Senior card even!

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Well, 5-e, even though you are only 35, it doesn't really matter as you don't look a day over 75, does it?Devil [6]
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