‘Rover and out’ and about

Wherry Lines Day Ranger

Norwich-Lowestoft/Great Yarmouth. From 0845.

1 day - A: £9; Senior Citizen (no railcard required): £6; C: £4.50; Family (up to 2 adults + 2 children): £20.

 

SOUTH EAST ENGLAND

ν It’s odd to have a Rover for those aged 65 or over, as that means a Senior Railcard isn’t proof and users are told to show a passport or a driving licence - and there are many people who have neither. The publicity also still refers to ‘Fenchurch street’ (sic) and - splitting hairs - refers to the bar within Zones 1-6 as up to 1859, whereas I feel sure it is actually until 1900.

 

c2c Senior Day Rover

All c2c services. Available only to those aged 65 or over (proof of age required). Available Monday-Friday only (NOT Bank Holidays). From 0930 but not valid between Fenchurch Street and Rainham/Upminster (TfL Zones 1-6) between 1600 and 1859.

1 day: A (over 65): £9. A version exists for all services east of Rainham and Upminster inclusive for £5.

 

  • Where prices below are quoted for using a Network Railcard, its £13 minimum fare applies Mon-Fri (meaning there might be no reduction at all on some Rangers, except at weekends and Bank Holidays), and its 1000 Mon-Fri start also applies. Gold Card holders may have the full discount Mon-Fri as Gold Cards have no minimum fare, and travel is permitted from 0930.

 

  • Note some of the following three Day/Evening Rangers have non-standard railcard and child fares:

 

Cherwell Valley Day Rangers

There are three versions, all valid on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays and on GWR services only. The Family versions are for up to 2 adults + 3 children.

Banbury-Oxford

1 day: A: £3.25; R (inc Family & Friends, Network and Forces): £2.10; C: £1.60; Family: £6.55.

Banbury-Didcot Parkway

1 day: A: £5.50; R (inc Family & Friends, Network and Forces): £3.60; C: £2.75; Family: £10.95.

Banbury-Reading

1 day: A: £7.65; R (inc Family & Friends, Network and Forces): £5; C: £3.80; Family: £15.30.

 

Oxfordshire Day Ranger

Reading-Moreton-in-Marsh/Banbury. From 0930 and also barred out of Reading on inter-city services between 1720 and 1925.

1 day - A: £16.50; R (inc Family & Friends, Network and Forces): £10.90; C: £8.25.

 

Oxfordshire Evening Out

Didcot Parkway-Kingham/Banbury. From 1850 (with relaxations at some stations). A: £3.15; R (inc Family & Friends, Network and Forces): £2.05; C: £1.50.

  • Note the price of the following has been reduced, but the 3-day version withdrawn:

 

Cotswold Discoverer

Two lines connected by buses: Oxford-Moreton-in-Marsh and Swindon-Stroud-Gloucester-Ashchurch for Tewkesbury plus Gloucester-Yate. Also valid on buses within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From 0850 but any time on buses.

1 day - A: £10; R: £8.30 (inc Forces); C: £5.

 

  • Note the following four GWR Rovers/Day Rangers are all available from the time the Off-Peak Day Return becomes available, if that is before the stated time.

 

Thames Rover

Paddington-Moreton-in-Marsh/Banbury/Bedwyn/Basingstoke plus Reading-Redhill and the Greenford, Windsor & Eton Central, Marlow and Henley-on-Thames branches. From 0930 and also barred out of Paddington and Reading on inter-city services between 1600 and 1915.

3 (consecutive) days - A: £49; R (inc Network and Forces): £32.35; C: £24.50. 

7 days - A: £89; R (inc Network and Forces): £58.75; C: 44.50.

 

Thames Branches Day Ranger

London-Tilehurst/Reading West/Winnersh Triangle plus the Greenford, Windsor & Eton Central, Marlow and Henley-on-Thames branches. From 0930 and also barred out of Paddington on inter-city services to Reading (only) between 1600 and 1915.

1 day - A: £19.90; R (inc Family & Friends, Network and Forces): £13.15; C: £9.95.

 

  • Note the price of the following has been reduced:

Kennet Day Ranger

Reading-Basingstoke/Bedwyn. From 0930 and also barred out of Reading on inter-city services between 1700 and 1935.

1 day - A: £12; R (inc Family & Friends, Network and Forces): £7.90; C: £6.

 

North Downs Day Ranger

Reading-Redhill. From 0900.

1 day - A: £16.50; R (inc Family & Friends, Network and Forces): £10.90; C: £8.25.

 

  • Note the price of the Kent Rover below hasn’t changed since January 2013, but Otford-Sevenoaks via Bat & Ball is no longer included:

 

Kent Rover

Bounded by Swanley-Maidstone East-Ashford International-Dover-Ramsgate-Swanley, plus Tonbridge-Tunbridge Wells/Ashford International/Gravesend, Sittingbourne/Newington-Sheerness-on-Sea and Rochester-Strood. From 0930.

3 (consecutive) days - A: £39.50; up to 4 accompanied C: £5 each.

 

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  • Graham Lund. - 09/12/2021 13:44

    Glasgow-Barrhead electrification needs to extend to Kilmarnock at least. We need to reinstate the Neilston-Uplawmoor line and electrify through to Kilmarnock. The Caldwell halt remains redundant. The line south of Ayr needs further development to compete with the grandiose A77. We fully deserve the Glasgow Crossrail scheme, the city's sore thumb also Glasgow/ Edinburgh-Aberdeen-Inverness through trains to compete full on with roads.

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