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Is adult age checked?

Rockhampton...
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Is adult age checked?

With helps from the Train Travel Forum, have booked nearly all point to point train tickets.

Because we are booking so early and with discounted tickets did not think that senior discounts would apply so have indicated we were two adults to -59 but one is 60+. Wasn't until booking with SNCF that I had to enter an age. Are we going to run into difficulties?

Thank you all again.

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1. Re: Is adult age checked?

No problem. The discounted fares with SNCF are the same for adults and seniors.

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2. Re: Is adult age checked?

Discounts as in senior railcard? This one?

www.sncf.com/en/reductions/carte-senior-plus

But I assume not, since that is for 60+ and one of you is not yet 60. So presumably you just mean discounted tickets because you are booking early, in which case age has nothing to do with it. You could be 19 or 119. I did a dummy booking Paris to Nice on a random date in July, first as one adult to 59 and then as 60+. Exactly the same fares came up.

So no problems at all.

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3. Re: Is adult age checked?

You can't possibly have any problems as the up to 59 rate is the standard adult rate for anyone, whatever age, and would always be more expensive than any special 60+ rate.

There are some 60+ discounts on French TER and Intercite trains for which you do not need the special card, so it is worth entering your age correctly. But not for TGV trains.

Also enter your age correctly for Eurostar is you are travelling between London and France, as there are also age-discounts there without a card.

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4. Re: Is adult age checked?

Thank you all for your advice, will stop worrying about not being permitted to board.

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