16-25 Railcard Time Restricrions

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by nunited4eva, 23 Oct 2011.

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  1. nunited4eva

    nunited4eva New Member

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    First of all apologies if this question has already been asked and solved before:

    Right so I am wanting to travel from Alnmouth to Middlesbrough next Monday. Normally I buy a super Off peak return at the price of £13.15 and travel after the 10am time restriction.

    But for this particular journey I want to catch the 7:59am XC service to Darlington before then changing to the Midlesbrough train.

    When I search on the East Coast website it says even with Railcard selected that I would be able to get an Off Peak Return and use this for 65p more costing £13.80.

    So the question is.. will I still have to pay the minimum fare of £12.00 because will be travelling before the 10am time restriction or not?

    (because according to the East Coast site it doesn't mention anything about me having to pay a minimum fare even though its before 10am)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance. :)
     
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  3. SS4

    SS4 Established Member

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    The £12 minimum fare is just that - a lower limit on the fare you have to pay. If the discounted fare is above £12 you will get the full discount as though it were after 10am.

    As £13.80 > £12 then you will pay £13.80 and get the full discount (the minimum fare does not apply)
     
  4. nunited4eva

    nunited4eva New Member

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    Ahh okay I see...

    That's clear now.

    Thanks alot :)
     
  5. CompactDstrxion

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    That ticket has impressive value. Compare with Edinburgh to Carlisle, my 'pet peeve' Off Peak Return, the same distance roughly but 2.5 times the price.
     
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