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    Waterloo to Aylesford routeing.

    That is my point. The ticket does not give a route - but the booking engine does. It appears to state quite clearly that if I wish to travel via Tonbridge then I must pay the higher fare. I'm not sure how you can describe the route shown on the booking engine as an "example itinerary" - the...
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    Waterloo to Aylesford routeing.

    The tickets themselves do not say via Strood or Tonbridge -but the booking engines do - and they charge different fares for the two routes. The first screen shot shows the £16-10 fare selected, the only trains shown as being available on this fare are Via Strood. I have selected the 10:42...
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    Waterloo to Aylesford routeing.

    Would very much appreciate some help on this one please. Standard return (railcard) from Waterloo East to Aylesford is £16.10 (via Strood) or £18.35 via Tonbridge/Paddock Wood. Always used to go Strood way to save a few pennies. Have always assumed that cheaper ticket is not valid via...
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    FGW delays at Cardiff Central on 1st August after Olympic football match

    The answers to your "questions" are so self evident that any sensible person would not even have asked them. I imagine that there are many railway workers who are reading this thread are shaking their heads in utter disbelief at your posts .............. I am starting to think that you were...
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    FGW delays at Cardiff Central on 1st August after Olympic football match

    I am absolutely astounded that you ask such questions ! To treat the paying public like mushrooms - "keep 'em in the dark and cover 'em with ***"..............just inexcusable - but this seems to be quite acceptable to you - amazing. I really am lost for words. You certainly HAVE confirmed my...
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    FGW delays at Cardiff Central on 1st August after Olympic football match

    What should their reaction have been ? I don't know - as we never knew what the "problem" was - if there ever was one. To be blunt - I suppose their reaction should have been to allow the passengers to board the train in adequate time to allow the service to leave on time. Indeed, with the large...
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    FGW delays at Cardiff Central on 1st August after Olympic football match

    Don't get me wrong please, I wasn't saying that anyone was being deliberately obstructive. We were told to get off the train, we did; the departure board showed the "1st" train to be the one most people wanted to get on. We stood there waiting for the empty train to be removed when an...
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    FGW delays at Cardiff Central on 1st August after Olympic football match

    Agreed - but in this case the 'staff' seemed to show little concern about the state of this train or the waiting passengers. The train arrived at the far end of the platform some 15 mins before departure time, some passengers set off in that direction to board the train but were herded away by...
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    FGW delays at Cardiff Central on 1st August after Olympic football match

    That's right - have a dig at the travelling public; it's all their fault. The railways would be a great place to work if it wasn't for all these b****y people who keep travelling on the trains :roll::roll: None of the problems are caused by the rail industry are they ? My pantomime of a...
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    Penalty fare for a child?

    They have admitted that you are not responsible for your child's actions - so why do they make a meaningless threat about debt recovery action ??? I would have thrown the letter in the bin !
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    Waterloo to Aylesford routeing.

    Many thanks !
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    Waterloo to Aylesford routeing.

    Would very much appreciate some help on which routes are permitted on a certain journey. Have tried the Routeing Guide and my local station - even more confused ! Journey is from Waterloo East to Aylesford on an Off Peak Return. The booking website (FGW) says the route is via/change at...
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    Request stops etc

    "However, anyone taking photographs from the platform should be aware that this would attract interest from the security staff at Commando Training Centre RM (CTCRM) Lympstone, particularly if photographs of the camp are taken. To avoid any such concerns, individuals wishing to take photographs...
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    Waterloo Station - What New Shops?

    This is why the prices are so high at Railway Stations................. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0349119856/ref=asc_df_03491198568725725?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=0349119856 Opening line of review: "Who makes most money from the...
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    Request stops etc

    .......a bit of friendly advice - NEVER say to a Royal Marine that he is in the Army, your life expectancy will be measured in milliseconds :lol::lol: The Royal Marines are part of the Royal Navy.

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