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    What do the numbers on new style paper tickets mean?

    Does anyone know what the final two 2-digit numbers refer to? E.g. in post #988 you have 11657-11659-4439-9132-34-02-00. 11657-11659: ticket number(s); 4439 machine number; 9132 NLC. But what do 02 and 00 mean? Looking on tickets I have, it's nearly always 03-00 or 03-01. Not sure what it...
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    Mobile Tickets and London Terminals

    I bought a ticket online earlier from Chiltern Railways website. Stupidly forgot to select "Collect at Station" (like I do everyday) and have ended up with a mobile ticket. I bought it to London Bridge (which was lucky because I normally select Waterloo for simplicity), which prints on paper...
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    Zone U1* fares and OSI (Out of Station Interchange)

    Does anyone know the official policy on out of station interchanges with Zone U* tickets on the London Underground (background: these tickets are add-ons for National Rail tickets giving a single or return journey on the underground or DLR). I made a journey from Aldgate East to Waterloo...
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    Rail Travel Voucher onto Oyster Card

    Many years ago, I loaded a huge wad of National Rail Travel Vouchers (the ones that used to be green) and London Underground's equivalent (the blue and red ones) onto my Oyster card at a tube station. I now have a number of Rail Travel Vouchers again (slightly bluer these days), nearing expiry...
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    Delay Repay on season ticket with break of journey

    Is it possible to claim Delay Repay on a break of journey? I hold Ash Vale to London Zones 1-6 via Woking as an annual season. Yesterday I travelled up to Staines from Ash Vale. On the way back, I broke my journey at Egham, Virginia Water and Chertsey, spending about 45 mins to one hour in...
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    Ash Vale and North Camp - one station for ticketing?

    I hold a Ash Vale to London Zones 1-6 season ticket, via. Woking. According to journey planners, you can do the following on such a day ticket: Walk to North Camp North Camp to Guildford Guildford - London (Waterloo and Clapham Juction both give this route) I've scoured the routeing guide, but...
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    Permitted routes on outboundary season ticket

    Can anyone clarify which routes are valid for an outboundary season ticket? I hold Ash Vale to London Zones 1-6, route via Woking. Do I have to choose routeing to London, or can I choose any boundary station covered by the Travelcard element? The reason I ask it that I'd like to know whether...
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    Season Ticket & Cancelled Train - Refund?

    Earlier in the week, my usual train was cancelled. I waited for the next one, resulting in a 43 minute delay, which I claimed Delay Repay for. However, had I decided not to travel and work from home that day, what would my refund rights be? I hold a monthly season ticket and the TOC in...
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    Routeing Question - Brookwood to London Terminals

    I have a Anytime Day Return from Brookwood to London Terminals (as part of a split combo) for tomorrow. My final destination is near Cannon Street. Would my ticket be valid to do the following: Brookwood to Waterloo Waterloo East to London Bridge London Bridge to Cannon Street?
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    Annual Season Ticket Incentives

    I will shortly start commuting from Ash Vale to London (with Travelcard). I'm doing a few weeks on weekly tickets, then I'll buy an annual season when my employer's loan comes through. As SWR don't offer any incentives for annual tickets now (SWT previously gave some free weekend passes), are...
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    Aldershot to Aldgate East / Cheapest Travel & Excess Query

    On Monday, I need to get from Aldershot [AHT] (or Ash Vale [AHV], preferably) to Aldgate East, to arrive around 2pm. No railcard held. My return will be the same day, not sure whether it will be before or after 7pm yet. As far as I can work out, the cheapest would be to buy a Super Off Peak...
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    Via Ely costs more than Any Permitted

    Looking at Waterbeach [WBC] to Peterborough [PBO] with a railcard. Any Permitted Anytime Day Return £11.10 (set by EMT) Via Ely Anytime Day Return £13.05 (set by AGA) Waterbeach is a member of Cambridge and Ely routeing groups, so the cheaper any permitted fare would surely be valid via...
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    Cambridge to Stansted; Gatwick to Cambridge

    I need to go from Cambridge or Waterbeach to Stansted Airport on a Wednesday about 7am. Returning Saturday from Gatwick Airport to either Cambridge or Waterbeach at 5pm. I have a YP railcard. The cheapest I can find is quite simple: Undiscounted Cambridge to Stansted Airport Anytime Single...
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    Abandoning journey - refund?

    Today I attempted to travel from Waterbeach to Berney Arms. The 11:36 train to Berney Arms (the last of the day) was diverted and no longer called at this station. The other passengers were provided with taxis, but they couldn't do that for me (obvious reasons, with staff somewhat shocked that...
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    Starting journey at unstaffed station with rail travel voucher

    Next week, I'm planning on travelling from Waterbeach to Berney Arms, changing at Ely and Norwich. The fare is £11.75 with a young persons railcard. I will have to pay the £12 minimum fare, as the first train leaves before 10am. I want to part pay with £10 of Rail Travel Vouchers, but the...
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    Do Underground barriers retain Zone U12 tickets?

    Quick question: I've just bought a ticket to Zone U12 and will be travelling to South Kensington. Do LUL barriers retain tickets on exit, like the National Rail gatelines? (I need the ticket for expenses. And before someone says "get a receipt", my employer prefers the actual ticket for...
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    Berlin to Budapest Sleeper

    I'm thinking of taking the Berlin to Budapest EuroNight "Metropol" train later in the year. There are two fares for a 1-person berth on the DB website: "one person in economy single berth" and "one person in deluxe single berth". I can't find any information about the differences between...
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    Booking engine with two via stations

    I'm trying to get the booking engines to give me an advance ticket for a specific service (which I think exists), however it involves two via points. Do any online booking services let you include two via. stations? (For reference, I'm looking to do Cambridge to Edinburgh, via. King's Cross...
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    TER Côte d'Azur - Youth Fares

    I am looking at fares for the SNCF TER between Nice-Ville and Monaco-Monte-Carlo but finding it difficult to understand the youth (under 25s) fares. Looking on the TER website, the fare is €3.90 each way. No mention of youth fares. On Voyages-SNCF (selecting France as the country to get...
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    Oyster railcard discount and refunds at TVMs now (with staff assistance)

    According to the video posted recently on Twitter by TfL (see https://twitter.com/TfLWaystoPay/status/570561646613143552), it is now possible to load your railcard discount onto your Oyster card at a TVM. Similarly, they now offer refunds of up to £10 (including the deposit). Does anyone know...

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