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Do I need a photo for a 16-25 Railcard?

Do I need a photo for a 16-25 Railcard?

To buy a new 16-25 Railcard, please go to the website homepage, click ‘Buy Now’ and follow the instructions on the screen. You will be asked to provide either a passport or driving licence number and you will also need to provide a digital passport-style photo.

Do you need a photo for a plastic Railcard?

You do not need a photo if you have ordered a ‘Plastic’ Network Railcard. Digital Network Railcard will be available to use straight away. A download code will be sent to your registered email address, along with instructions on how to download you Railcard.

Do you need a photograph for a Railcard?

❓ What photo will I need for a Railcard? For your Railcard application, whether you choose an online or a paper one, you will need to take a passport-style photo of yourself. No other people or objects must be visible in it and it cannot be cropped from a larger picture.

Does a Family and Friends Railcard need a photo?

A: If you opt for a digital Railcard, you must provide a photograph.

Can I show a screenshot of my Railcard?

“The terms and conditions of e-tickets are clear that the customer must activate and take the ticket with them when they travel. A photograph or screenshot is not acceptable, as this is not the ticket and could be used by anyone.

Do people check your Railcard?

Yes, they check your railcard every time they check your ticket. If your railcard hasn’t arrived by the time you travel, you’ll need to order new tickets.

Can I get a Railcard without photo ID?

No. Just your name, address and basic information is required.

Do Railcards get scanned?

Can you get a fake Railcard?

Fraudsters can get a digital railcard sent to a smartphone or have a card delivered in the post. During our investigation, a 29-year-old reporter was able to successfully obtain a 16-25 Railcard.

Do you need a photo for a Two Together Railcard?

A: To buy a Two Together Railcard you will need the names and photos of the two people who will be named on the Railcard. Please ensure that you have permission from both applicants to use their names and photos before submitting your application.

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