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    Ashford to Birmingham International and York

    I need to make a day return next week from Ashford (Kent) to Birmingham International and then on York with return direct from York to Ashford via Kings Cross/St Pancras. The first part could be fixed but the other two legs need to be flexible. I am no expert in the routeing guide but I...
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    Break of journey

    Using a ticket where break of journey is permitted, is it permissible to break the journey at one station and resume further down the line? For instance, on a Penzance to Plymouth journey would it be allowable to get off a train at Camborne and rejoin a later train at Redruth? To take an...
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    Appropriate route when crossing London

    When using a ticket with a Maltese Cross, travelers are required to use an appropriate route on the Underground. On a journey from Ramsgate to Banbury via HS1, would taking DLR & Underground from Stratford International to Marylebone be an "appropriate route"?
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    Peak trains on Sunday

    I am travelling to Gatwick airport this Sunday and I am very surprised to see that several trains from Tonbridge to Redhill only have peak fares showing on the Trainline and Southern ticketing websites. For instance, on the 11:30 and 11:58 ex Tonbridge off-peak tickets are not shown as valid...
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    Network Railcard - Midnight

    I know that a Network Railcard is not valid before 10am but given that the "railway day" starts at (I think) 04:30, I had assumed it was valid for post-midnight departures. However, on checking on the Southeastern website, there seems to be no railcard-discounted fare on the 00:12 HS1 departure...
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    Staplehurst to Woolwich Arsenal via Strood

    I recently had to fly from London City Airport and thought I might travel via Woolwich Arsenal (for DLR). None of the journey planners I tried would give a fare via Strood from Staplehurst although they will from Paddock Wood. Is via Srood a permitted route from Staplehurst? I would have...
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    Journey after foot operation

    A friend has to travel unaccompanied next week between London and Devon and, following a foot operation, has to keep one foot raised (above knee level) during the journey. Any suggestions as to how this might be practical by rail? Possible destinations are Axminster or Tiverton Parkway and...
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    Ticket & Travel statistics

    I am trying to estimate how many travellers would benefit significantly (by more than, say, £10) from splitting their tickets. As a first stage, I am looking for a comprehensive breakdown of rail travel by distance, fare, ticket type etc. Can anyone point me to a suitable database? I realise...
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    Specific train not shown on booking engines

    I want to but an advance from Ashford (Kent) to Manchester tomorrow(Monday) using HS1 and then travelling on the 12:20 from Euston. I've tried a couple of booking engines but none offer this train with Advance tickets (as it is never the fastest with the standard connection times) but I wish...
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    Gold Card First Class upgrade

    The Gold Card First Class upgrade is not available on journeys departing London Terminals between 16:00-19:00 weekdys. Would it be valid on a journey commencing at Farringdon between these times?