My ex reminded me that now I am eligible for a senior railcard. I put in a compensation claim for yesterday with no hope of ever seeing any compensation and then looked at getting a railcard. Naïve me did not realise that you are expected to pay for it! I did a fair amount of rail travel this summer for driving lessons. I used to meet at Gloucester station and then drive to Lydney station, or further to Chepstow. Even with all that, I think that I would of been pushed to get my £30 back, let-alone make a saving. Maybe if I used some peak route, like going to London often, I might save, but I don't. Also, as yesterday's trip was a nightmare, the last thing that I want to do us train travel for a while. I thought the problem was the work at Bristol Temple Meads but it is not. They have a epidemic of self-isolating drivers. A less charitable person than me, might speculate that the drivers have found a good fiddle, but I could not possibly raise that accusation. I did question myself when I first looked at going to Salisbury by train, why I never did it and just rode my bike there. That was a good reminder as to why stonking it across Salisbury Plain on a Ducati was infinitely more fun that waiting in an empty train at Swindon Station. In conclusion: train travel is shit and although I am not expecting good news, I do hope to get my license back.