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    National Rail Games Train Tickets

    Further confusion... Bought two single 'day tickets' for a return journey from Bedford to 'Balham (For The Games)'. The website routed me via Tulse Hill and Streatham Common (no mention of needing a Games Travelcard - I wil take my Olympic event ticket with me). But the tickets do not say...
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    National Rail Games Train Tickets

    I've actually been able to answer my own question: railcard discounts are available at any time of day, including during the peak. There are also no minimum fares... http://www.nationalrailgamestravel.co.uk/discounts-on-2012-games-train-fares/
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    National Rail Games Train Tickets

    Thanks for replies. One important point on which I'd be grateful for clarification: the website lets me book tickets with a Network Railcard discount at all times of day (including in the morning peak). Will these tickets be valid if used before 10am?
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    National Rail Games Train Tickets

    On the face of it, there are some great offers to be had here. I'm particularly interested in Bedford to either London Games or St Pancras - which clocks in at £7.30 for a single, or £4.80 with a Network Card discount. But the booking engine offers the Network Card discount on ALL trains (ie...
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    Oyster readers at Clapham Junction

    Thanks for all replies. I've searched up and down platform 16, and if there is an Oyster reader there it is well-hidden. There is no presently operational reader on platform 1. Which makes the two on platform 17, situated either side of the bottom of the station's narrowest stairwell, the only...
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    Oyster readers at Clapham Junction

    Hi. I frequently make a journey which requires me to change from a paper advance ticket to an Oyster pre-pay at Clapham Junction (or vice versa). I have found that the process of touching in or touching out, without actually leaving the station, is a bit of a nightmare. Those that know...
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    Cycle reservations

    Hi. I'm taking my bicycle from the southeast of England to the Scottish Highlands, to take in some gradients. Been dealing with a well-known online booking engine, whose staff have been very helpful... However, they messed up the reservations a bit. This won't adversely affect me (I am...
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    Great Escape back on

    From T&Cs: 11. Normal Railcard time restrictions and minimum fares do not apply for Great Escape tickets bought with a Railcard. I'd presume that also extends to geographical validity, but would welcome confirmation from LM.
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    Crewe to Kirkdale routing

    Hi. Can anyone tell me if a Crewe to Kirkdale off peak return is valid via Warrington stations? Grateful as always for help.
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    When will 2012 fares be implemented?

    Is there anywhere I can find out now, prior to the full implementation of NFM11, what a particular fare will be, so that I may compare this with the NFM10 price?
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    FCC Scratchcard time restrictions

    I've used one of these scratchcards on the bus to Luton Airport with no problem. I just put 'Luton Airport' as the destination, and the ticket man didn't bat an eyelid. May not work for everyone, but did for me.
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    When will 2012 fares be implemented?

    It is presently possible to buy tickets for travel in 2012 at 2011 prices. Does anyone know when the 2012 prices will be loaded onto the ticketing systems? I will be doing a lot of rail travel in January and February, and with individual fares expected to rise by anything up to 10%, I'm...
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    FCC again making it difficult for railcard holders

    Thanks Yorkie. But this begs the question: should I turn up in good time for the 1004, and should (contrary to what FCC say) the ticket office staff refuse to sell me the required ticket prior to 10am, what is my next immediate course of action? Can I get on the 1004 without a ticket? Or do I...
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    FCC again making it difficult for railcard holders

    So do I. I tend to buy tickets online and collect as often as possible for two main reasons: (1) FCC now so frequently try to sell me a ticket more expensive than the one that I want that I find this the best way to avoid such legalised theft; and (2) I dislike FCC to such an extent that if I...
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    FCC again making it difficult for railcard holders

    Though I would welcome the appearance RPIs up this way (as I always travel with a valid ticket, and resent those who do not), this isn't necessarily needed. It is almost impossible to exit the FCC route in the London core without encountering ticket gates - and these surely can be programmed to...

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