I received this information from a Freecycle administrator called Linda. I think it’s really worthwhile for those who can, to try out this offer and travel around London for less. Thus I have copied and pasted the text below, in the hope of spreading some good news.

This offer is only available online until midnight 23rd April 2008. To register for your trial Family Railcard in conjunction with the Daily Mail, we need you to fill in the details below. (http://www.family-railcard.co.uk/dailymail)

You will receive your trial Family Railcard in the post, and you will need to have it with you to purchase and travel with discounted train tickets. Demand for this offer is high but we will endeavour to get your Railcard to you for travel in April.

Your trial Family Railcard will be valid until 30 June 2008.

What is a Family Railcard?

Where ever you’re going, take your Family Railcard with you to save on rail fares. As long as you have at least one child travelling with you, you’ll qualify for Family Railcard discounts.

A Family Railcard costs just £24 and you save 1/3 off adult fares, and 60% off kid’s fares on travel throughout Great Britain.

Up to four adults and four children can travel on one card, and they don’t even need to be related. So, for what works out to only £2 a month, you can look forward to dramatic savings for the year.

There are plenty of ways you can use your Family Railcard, for long and short trips. Better still you can use it almost anytime during the week, weekends and Public Holidays. The only restriction is morning peak period services, Monday to Friday (not including Public Holidays) when journeys are made wholly within the London and South East area. For more details see restrictions.

As with most things in life, there are some exceptions, so take a look at the ticket types you can and can’t make savings on with a Family Railcard.

Fun for kids

It’s the journey as well as the destination and kids love going on the train.

Trains provide a great environment for activities to keep everyone entertained throughout the journey. You can even make it educational.

Keep the kids occupied on your next train journey with a wide range of downloadable activity sheets, quizzes, fun facts, puzzles and games from the Trakkies website – for kids who love trains. Don’t forget to take some pencils or crayons!

Things to make and do

If your kids love trains, then visit the Trakkies website where you can download simple train models for them to make or have them use their imagination to design their own futuristic train. If you send us their drawings we will put them on the Trakkies website.

Where can I buy one?

Buy online – it’s easy!
Your Railcard will be dispatched within three working days and will be sent by first class post. Please ensure that you allow enough time before your journey for your Railcard to reach you. For more info on buying online, please see our FAQs.

Or buy at a staffed station ticket office, or rail appointed Travel Agent
To save time download the form and complete it before you get to the staffed station ticket office or rail appointed Travel Agent. It costs £24 and most methods of payment are accepted.

Or even buy over the phone
Call your nearest Train Company telesales number. For Train Company telesales numbers contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 (calls charged at local rate and may be recorded) or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

If you purchase your Railcard from a Train Company Telesales Centre then you must allow at least 14 days for delivery.

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Linda Galvin · March 19, 2008 at 7:58 am

Well done for bringing this information to a wider audience.
The more that can benefit the better.
Keep up the good work,your doing a great job.



Heena Modi · March 24, 2008 at 5:14 pm

Thanks Linda.

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