Just wanted to provide an update please – I’ve had helpful, fair, and courteous dialog with the TIL prosecution department RE the specifics of my case - in summary:
 Had I replied “Parson Street” at Bridgend I would’ve been asked questions about my journey, and then allowed to...
Hi all, thank you again for all your replies! (which I’m digesting…..)
Can I ask a potentially basic question please; if both my trains were operated by GWR (just checked), what role do TfW play in all of this please?
Many thanks again
Have also spoken to TfW customer services (generic queries, nothing specific to my case), and the person I spoke to (who was very helpful) was very clear that the obligation is for a passenger to seek out a conductor.
Hi all, thank you again for all your responses, I really appreciate it!
Have phoned & sent follow up letter, asking for clarification of what I should have done, references to supporting docs, and reiterating I remain willing to pay the fare (as a single journey)
Many thanks again
Hi all, wishing you all a very happy new year!
Having written a letter:
 Summarising each journey leg (start / train / interchange station / train / dest) & how there was no reasonable opportunity as per NRCoT, except at destination (which was denied)
 Asking for clarification as to...
Hi all, thanks again for all your replies and advice! (..and barriers at Bridgend were UP if I remember rightly)
I'm finishing my response, which is essentially:
 Each purchase opportunity (start / train / change / train / end) and how I acted in accordance with NRCoT (apart from end...
Hi RPI - no worries at all, and yes it is the same fare please (if I were travelling later today):
Parson Street to Bridgend = £22.90
Parson street to Cardiff Central = £13.80
Bristol Temple Meads to Bridgend = £22.90
Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central = £13.80
(Cardiff to Bridgend is...
I remember vividly the gist of the conversation I had with the revenue inspector - I was told no I cannot buy a ticket because of how far I’ve come / where I’ve come from (cannot be exactly sure of teh words used), and had plenty of opportunity. I remember then joking how I could have just said...
Hi…I would like to thank EVERYONE for their replies and advice! Given I have time, I’m going to take a breath and look back over everything over the next few days and consolidate into two responses (one short & one long) please.
Hi @ Fare-Cop: Yes - I was given the opportunity to sign the...
Also, in my written answer taken by the inspector I said Parson Street, plus expected departure time (17:06) and how long it was delayed by (14 mins). All exactly true, and pretty elaborate for someone wanting to change their story after being cautioned – but maybe some people are genuinely...
Thank you for your reply, and no worries, fully understood!
When the barrier person asked me where I’ve just come from (which they did), I just said Bristol. I can’t escape that fact, it’s a reasonable response from someone from Bristol.
Had I been asked what station have I...
Thankyou again for all your replies!
Please find attached my response letter – I’m sorry but I don’t really understand the TIL wording regarding laws and mitigation etc. I have omitted these concerns as I can’t articulate them TBH.
Also, some further developments please which may...