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    Off route split ticketing?

    Yes and no. As a rule no, they don’t offer splits “off route” so to speak, but there are some puzzling alternatives, Leeds to London isn’t valid via York, (but York to London is valid via Leeds) but Trainline will offer Leeds to London with a split at York.
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    Buying second hand items, HOW MUCH????

    Has anyone else noticed some of the ludicrous prices people are asking for stuff on places like F*cebook Marketpl*ace and groups in the last couple of years? What are people thinking ? I have often thought I just be out of touch with the value of stuff but it just seems like people want...
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    Delay attribution for bi mode units with infrastructure fault.

    It’s fairly common knowledge that the popular bi mode class 80* units are notably faster on electric than on diesel. I’m assuming the cost of running them on Diesel is greater than on electric too. should there be a supply problem (but no physical damage blocking the line) to the ohle and...
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    Norwich to Diss early 21st Century stock

    Hopefully a quick one to answer, i’ve tried to look but can’t seem to pinpoint the dates. I’ve always liked the railway but have only really become particularly interested in the last 10 years so despite going on trains I’m not sure what they are likely to have been so hoping some can give me...
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    Is hotel availability and high pricing affecting leisure and/or business rail travel?

    Initial comments : This does related to the pandemic but not away from the railway topic, feel free to move it to a different area if necessary. Having been without "away" work for the last 12 months i am starting to get a few more bits filtering in that requires me to travel. As a little...
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    School children allegedly made to walk on railway lines for PE

    I haven’t spotted this article on here as yet. It’s an interesting concept, it’s not a main line and it doesn’t ordinarily run trains in the week, and it’s possible it was confirmed as safe before hand though there’s nothing to suggest this, but what message does this give kids of today, at a...
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    The Beginning of the end for the Robin Hood Line, or a new less frequent era?

    *It's diagram and timetable related i would say but feel free to move if you think it's better suited elsewhere* With recent announcements that Whitwell (my home station) and Langwith (2 stations south) is to change to a 1 train per 2 hour service from hourly on the line from next month, i...
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    Buying ticket online/app after starting journey.

    It’s well known and documented (though I’m sure some will disagree with the concept) that if you are to use an electronic ticket type you must have purchased it and in the case of the horrific M-Tickets, activated it before you board the train, and likely before you go through the barriers where...
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    Operator's encouraging passengers to visit ticket offices during isolation.

    It has been brought to my attention that a number of operator's are telling passengers that certain procedures need to be done at a ticket office. This includes refunds for tickets purchased there, the common ticket type here is of course season tickets. Whilst i appreciate that the standard...
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    Advance Singles permitting routes that are not permitted with ANY flexible ticket for the same flow.

    From the brief points made in this thread i note that Newcastle to Leicester now has only 2 route restrictions on ticketing. A via Sheffield, and a (slightly more expensive) via Peterborough fare. This seems to prohibit several relatively sensible 'alternative routes' that were historically...
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    Delay Repay results and discussion for Journeys during Storm Ciara

    Please feel free to disallow such a thread if you feel it necessary. I’ve been reading a few reports already of claims being reject for passengers travelling or supposedly travelling on Sunday 9th during the major disruption. I’d be interested to hear of how people get on with their claims...
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    Trainline App switching ticket types before Payment causing issues

    so the Trainline app (iOS and Android) appear to be changing ticket types on payment screens. You can choose your journey. State what ticket type you want and then the payment screen reverts to a different type. Notably this is a day return and often an operator restricted one at that. A...
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    Trainline (and TOCs that use them) railcard overcharging issues.

    For a few weeks now I have seen countless complaints to Trainline and companies that use their booking engine such as Cross Country and EMT referring to overcharging for railcard users on (usually) early morning services. What is happening? A user with a 16-25 railcard wishes to make a return...
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    How far should social media teams go with repetitive answers?

    TOCs have had a rough weekend with busy services due to more people travelling than comfortable capacity particularly on the ecml. Added to engineering works this has made it a difficult experience for passengers and staff alike. There are current threads about this disruption but I am more...
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    M tickets are now E tickets but who is responsible?

    I frequently travel between Harrogate and either York or Leeds using the Northern services (and the occasional LNER) and for the short simple trip I normally buy an M ticket on the day on the Trainline app. There’s no fees on the day and I find the app easier to use than some others. Yesterday...
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    Temporary removal of timetabled services

    So, after an incident with a few services that haven’t run despite holding advanced tickets, and a similar thing happening my friend and after reading countless similar stories on here and social media I have been wondering just how hard it is to minimise this issue. This is not just in...
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    failure by multiple TOCs to carry passengers with itineraries.

    Yet again we see a failure by ‘the railway’ leaving a passenger (a friend of mine) out of pocket and stranded in Scotland. They have an advanced ticket from Ayr to Peterborough with an itinerary for the 0513 from Ayr to Glasgow and the direct 0648 LNER to Peterborough. On arrival at Ayr...
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    Who makes the excess rules?

    So with the ongoing sagas with various TOCs on strike and having monumental rolling stock issues I was wondering why people still feel it is acceptable to not being able to excess from a TOC specific ticket. (I’m talking about walk up tickets specifically not advances). Given that during...
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    EMT strengthening of services by replacing others with RRB

    its well known that the Lincoln Christmas markets are popular and that EMT services are always stretched on saturdays. This is going to be made worse this year by the Northern farce. However I’m disappointed to learn that they are proud to announce their excellent contribution by strengthening...
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    Northern refusing Overnight Break of Journey on SVR (RTN)

    I come today with yet another incident involving Northern and poor training of staff. Following on in the very similar style to THIS recent thread i have had issues today with a number of Northern staff who are unfamiliar with the rules of the humble SVR. This to me is one of the very basic...

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