Rail Riders Club brings back train travel vouchers

Rail Riders travel voucher
Credit: Rail Riders

The Rail Riders Club has announced that they have partnered with Bishops Trains to relaunch Rail Travel Vouchers.

Former members may remember the vouchers, as they gained them discounted train travel on British Rail between 1981 and 1991.

Since relaunching, Rail Riders has steadily grown and can now offer members discounts to 49 railways, and 35 railway-themed outlets (including RailAdvent!).

Additionally, in March 2020, DB Cargo named 66175 Rail Riders Express.

The latest sign of the growth of the Rail Riders Club is the partnership with Bishops Trains, a National Rail ticket retailer based at Bishop Auckland railway station.

This has led to the introduction of Rail Riders members now having the opportunity to have discounted rail travel vouchers once again.

One person members will receive 3 £5 vouchers totalling £15, and the Family members will receive a total of 5 £5 vouchers totalling £25 for their annual membership. Upon renewal of their membership, a new set of vouchers will be issued.

The vouchers can be used against all National Rail tickets including Advance fares, Railcards, London Transport Day Travelcards, Some London Underground single & return tickets, Sleeper reservations, Rail Rover & Ranger tickets and Rail-Sail ticket.

The vouchers can only be used with Bishop Trains via www.ba-rail.co.uk/railriders or by phone 01388 661394.

There is a minimum spend of £70 per transaction before a voucher can be used.

Simon Buxton, Director of Rail Riders, said “Its been amazing the response we have received since bringing back this iconic club, including support we have gained from the industry. We never thought we would have the opportunity to bring this integral part of the former club back. We thank Bishop Trains for giving our members the chance to use these vouchers. Our goal is to encourage more usage of all railways and this is a great step to achieve this”

David Million, Business owner of Bishop Trains, Bishop Auckland said “Bishop Trains are extremely proud to be working with the new Rail Riders Club. Many of us of a certain age, will remember with fondness the original Rail Riders Club back in British Rail days and the excitement of going to the station, vouchers in hand, for a day out by train.   The new partnership between Bishop Trains and Rail Riders brings back an important part of the club format and we hope it will help ignite a new passion for rail travel in the UK after what has been a challenging year for us all”.

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