In the Spring of 2020 there was a period of time during which travel by train was for essential journeys only.
A decision has been made that the Staff Travel Card issued to Safeguarded Staff for the year 2020/21 which is printed with an end of validity date of 30 June 2021 will be extended to 30 September 2021.
This will give holders an additional 3 months in which to use the allocation of date boxes for free travel on National Rail services only.
In this 3 month extension period the Staff Travel Card dated boxes will not be valid for free travel on London Underground inter-available routes, nor for use on any of the other reciprocal carriers.
The 2020/21 Staff Travel Cards will not be re-issued with a new end of validity date. National Rail TOC ticket inspection staff will be briefed of this change to allow you to use dated boxes until 30 September 2021.
Staff Travel Card 2020/21 summary of validity:
- 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2021. Use on all services as shown in the Where Can I Go guide for Safeguarded Staff.
- 1 July 2021 to 30 September 2021. Remaining dated boxes can be used for free travel on National Rail services only.
All usage is subject to any Staff Travel Restrictions published on the RST website.