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    European ticket stock style

    I am always wondering which organization regulates the european railways (e.g. ticket sale, routing, fare computation for international journeys and rail passes like interrail)? Many European countries (inc. those out of EU countries like BiH) have the similar ticket stocks. Anyone knows the...
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    railsail to Douglas, IOM

    I even tried to start from local stations around Liverpool, but still NRE only gives Heysham itineraries :( Any thought?
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    railsail to Douglas, IOM

    Is the reservation compulsory for the ferry to IOM ? If I book the ticket online by choosing a Heysham itinerary and try to use that ticket to check in at Liverpool, what will happen to me ?
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    railsail to Douglas, IOM

    I am planning a trip from Oxford to Douglas, IOM next weekend. I am wondering if we can take the Liverpool to Douglas ferry instead of from Heysham. I think we can, but I don't know why, the liverpool ferry was not on the NRE or Raileasy journey planner. Thanks!
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    London to Calais fares?

    £24.65 with 1625rail Card
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    London to Calais fares?

    Bought one at Oxford station this morning, and just noticed the validity changed to "P AND O NOT HS" on the tube to St Pancras :(
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    Visa Electron and Ticket Collection Machine

    1) I have used the TVMs for ticket collecting using a visa electron for many times with no problem. I believe many websites accept visa electron payment for TOD too. 2) I was also using TVMs to collect tickets paid by redspottedhanky vouchers, it seems it should accept any card. You will...
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    XC wifi

    Their charge So far seems very reasonable compared to virgin's, hope XC would keep it after rolling out on their whole fleet.
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    XC wifi

    True, I have travelled 10+ times in the recent month. This is the only one with wifi.
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    XC wifi

    I am now on a Manchester-Southampton Cental XC voyager service. The Wifi is available but not free. When did they start to introduce charges on their wifi? I remember that only one set of their trains has wifi installed? And it was free. How many trains have they equipped with wifi so far? There...
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    When did the restriction of Edinburgh (EDB) - Oxford (OXF) not via London change?

    Since January? Oops... Then I must have travelled a lot using the invalid tickets :( although I never met a problem :(
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    Permitted route?

    I never read routing guide before, just found this by playing with the trainscanbecheaper.info, and just tried to dig out why it is not permitted... The routing guide seems very interesting, I will take a look :) Thanks!
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    Permitted route?

    Thanks! BTW, what is the fares check rule?
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    When did the restriction of Edinburgh (EDB) - Oxford (OXF) not via London change?

    When did the restriction of not via London SVR between Edinburgh and Oxford change? Now it became 2V, and not valid on southbound services departing before 9:30 :( I hate XC...
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    Permitted route?

    I just played with trainscanbecheaper.info, and found that from OXENHOLME LAKE D to MAGHULL via Warrington is permitted, but from OXENHOLME LAKE D to TOWN GREEN is not, while map WG should allow both, right? Thanks!
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    Weird Fare for Oxford - Isle of Wight

    I just came back Oxford from IOW, I can now confirm that the ticket priced £49.10 is indeed an SOR.
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    Weird Fare for Oxford - Isle of Wight

    But the ticket £49.10 is not an anytime day return ticket, it was indeed an anytime return that outbound and inbound can be used on different dates as shown on booking engines and NRE.
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    Weird Fare for Oxford - Isle of Wight

    Yes, it is OXF-ECW, I tried brfares.com, there is indeed only a 52 off peak return. But if you try NRE or thetrainline and WebTIS book engines, you will find an 49.10 anytime fare.
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    Weird Fare for Oxford - Isle of Wight

    I tried to search a return fare between Oxford and East Cowes, I found an Anytime return is cheaper than an off-peak return? Is that a common phenomenon across the national rail network?
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    Cheaper way to travel between Edinburgh and Oxford?

    Hi, I travel a lot between Edinburgh and Oxford, on average, 2 returns per month. I am wondering what is the cheapest split strategy to travel in the following scenarios with a 16-25 card: 1) Flexible fare The cheapest way I knew so far is a Edinburgh-London Terminals Super Off Peak...

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