ScotRail membership scheme launches for the over 50s

People over 50 in Scotland can now travel for a flat fare of £10 return during off-peak times on ScotRail services if they sign up to the operator’s Club 50 scheme.
Although Club 50 doesn’t launch until September 14, those who register online before August 31 will benefit from free membership for the first year.
According to ScotRail, the advantages of signing up include:
  • 10% off ‘walk up’ Off Peak or Advance fares (purchased at stations or by telephone)
  • 20% off tickets booked online
  • Free tea/coffee on ScotRail services that have on-board catering trolleys (normally express services between cities)
  • Exclusive rail offers from time to time
  • Special deals each month for a great day out, including dining, hotel or short break offers with selected partners.  This includes 2for1 entry to National Trust properties.
ScotRail’s head of marketing, Nesta Gilliland, said: “The £10 deal shows we are serious about providing excellent value to Club 50 members right from the off. And we’ll have more one-off deals from time to time, on top of year-round discounts and partner promotions.”
ScotRail says Club 50 members will be issued with a Club 50 Smartcard when they sign up and plans are already in place to load tickets onto them from 2016 to remove the need to carry separate proof of travel.
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