Forces Railcard

#1
Is the forces railacard availible to TA personnel? If so how do I go about getting one? Or could I get away with just my MOD90?

Cheers,

Sharpie.
 
#3
Major_Sharpe said:
Is the forces railacard availible to TA personnel? If so how do I go about getting one? Or could I get away with just my MOD90?

Cheers,

Sharpie.
Couldn't find the search function then?
 
#4
Just to elaborate- the reasoning is that we can get a Rail Warent for any rail journeys required for duty, thus making a rail card a nice but unnecessary extra.

T C
 
#6
the TA only get a forces railcard if they are mobilised, so if you want one get bookedon a al expensed paid sunshine holiday.

One Army my ARRSE!!!

Stilts
 
#7
Major_Sharpe said:
What would happen if I just jumped on with a mod90?
How the fuck would we know you fucking clown?

I imagine it would be the same as if someone jumped on with a fucking library card.

Anymore bone questions?
 
#8
You'd get:

A. Made to pay the difference if the conductor came round.

B. Turfed off at the next station

C. Nicked and fined

D. Told you need a proper railcard and let off with a warning (nice Conductors only).

Make your choice and you can phone a friend (from nick) or ask the Audience.
 

BuggerAll

LE
Kit Reviewer
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#9
One Army. You're not entitled to indulge either, but that nice Mr Brown/e will let you go to war for him!
 
#11
STILTS said:
the TA only get a forces railcard if they are mobilised, so if you want one get bookedon a al expensed paid sunshine holiday.

One Army my ARRSE!!!

Stilts
Yep - found it really amusing that this was on offer as a "perk" pre-deployment. Wasn't getting deployed to Clapham Junction :lol:
 
#12
StabTiffy2B said:
Major_Sharpe said:
What would happen if I just jumped on with a mod90?
How the fuck would we know you fucking clown?

I imagine it would be the same as if someone jumped on with a fucking library card.

Anymore bone questions?
Really, well on the 16.07 to Farnborough the other day a lad on the train was asked rof his ticket by the conductor, he had none as the station had been unmanned, he produced a MOD90 and told the conductor where he was travelling to and where he came from. Th conductor said "No worries mate its free for you guys!" I was a bit shocked to say the least as I'd just paid full fare :wink:
 
#13
StabTiffy2B said:
Major_Sharpe said:
Is the forces railacard availible to TA personnel? If so how do I go about getting one? Or could I get away with just my MOD90?

Cheers,

Sharpie.
Couldn't find the search function then?
Now I'm not the worlds best with computers but, whenever I try the search thing it just lists a whole load of threads of random stuff.

I stand by to be insulted, degraded and generally made fun of!
 
#14
StabTiffy2B said:
Major_Sharpe said:
What would happen if I just jumped on with a mod90?
How the fuck would we know you fucking clown?

I imagine it would be the same as if someone jumped on with a fucking library card.

Anymore bone questions?
I find your attitude extremely negative and somewhat hostile to the original poster. It's understanding though considering he's a complete fuckwit.
 
#15
railcard ????
3 rail warrants a year under gyh then only 1 after 3 years services, frees rail warrant for RnR during op tour. Unless it has changed again, do remember nice conductor checking only 1 ticket on journey as the others were asleep, the fact they had no tickets went unnoticed:D
 
#16
WhiteHorse said:
StabTiffy2B said:
Major_Sharpe said:
What would happen if I just jumped on with a mod90?
How the fuck would we know you fucking clown?

I imagine it would be the same as if someone jumped on with a fucking library card.

Anymore bone questions?
Really, well on the 16.07 to Farnborough the other day a lad on the train was asked rof his ticket by the conductor, he had none as the station had been unmanned, he produced a MOD90 and told the conductor where he was travelling to and where he came from. Th conductor said "No worries mate its free for you guys!" I was a bit shocked to say the least as I'd just paid full fare :wink:
That's just because it's a military town though, try that in birmingstan and the conductor will either behead you or turf you off at the next station. :D
 
#17
WhiteHorse said:
StabTiffy2B said:
Major_Sharpe said:
What would happen if I just jumped on with a mod90?
How the fuck would we know you fucking clown?

I imagine it would be the same as if someone jumped on with a fucking library card.

Anymore bone questions?
Really, well on the 16.07 to Farnborough the other day a lad on the train was asked rof his ticket by the conductor, he had none as the station had been unmanned, he produced a MOD90 and told the conductor where he was travelling to and where he came from. Th conductor said "No worries mate its free for you guys!" I was a bit shocked to say the least as I'd just paid full fare :wink:
A conductor in Yorkshire was arrested for allegedly letting someone travel for free and is due to go to court. Its someone I know, but Ill give more details post-court date.
 
#18
I asked this question when I was a newbie. I got this response from CaptainPlume:

CaptainPlume said:
T-G-M wrote:

That's my mistake, I was under the impression that the rail card was a 'bonus' discount like the 10% you get in some retailers, I wasn't aware that it was for military use only.
The Forces Railcard is for swanning around in your free time - if you're on a work-related job you'll get a rail warrant. Unfortunately only reservists on FTRS or mobilised service can have one though.

As the cards are given as a concession by the train operating companies and the only cost to the MoD is the cost of administration (which we pay for anyway, and will be paying more for - up from £2 to £10 shortly) it is beyond me why the reserves can't have them - wouldn't it be a nice benefit!
I still don't see why we don't get the railcard. As CaptainPlume says, it doesn't cost the MOD very much!
 
#19
Well if they did let us have a railcard at a nominal cost, say £20, then I'd use the train much more often and I'm sure others would too. It might even make us feel more valued and less shafted. The MOD could take credit for encouraging more people onto the rail network and off the roads and therefore offset CO2 emissions caused by the army and airforce incinerating the taliban.
 

B_AND_T

MIA
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#20
Fcuk me, you lot will be wanting pensions next.
 
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