Aberdeen to Glasgow via Edinburgh

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route101

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Im using the flat fare promo and look to return via Edinburgh on a Glasgow to Aberdeen return . Is this valid?
 
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Valid Routes from Glasgow Queen Street [GLQ] to Aberdeen [ABD]:
  1. Direct trains from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
  2. Shortest Route: 148.5 miles
  3. Mapped Routes (subject to fares check):
    GLASGOW GROUP - Aberdeen:

Map FD permits travel via Edinburgh.
 

jopsuk

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Railmiles mileage engine gives the route via Edinburgh from Queen Street as 177 miles 51 chains, compared to 154 miles 45 chains via Stirling and Perth (direct trains)
 

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Railmiles mileage engine gives the route via Edinburgh from Queen Street as 177 miles 51 chains, compared to 154 miles 45 chains via Stirling and Perth (direct trains)
Disclaimer:I know very little about the technicalities of fare structures compared to more the experienced posters here.

However, I have booked and travelled an anti-clockwise 'scenic route' to Inverness several times viz
from GLQ via ABD to INV
returning INV via EDB to GLQ,
and its has up to now been charged at the same rate as a direct journey from GLQ to INV (to my surprise).

The route has raised eyebrows when tickets were checked during the journey, but the seat reservations seem to have been deemed to have confirmed the route.

For those interested in seeing what happens where giant hogweed infestations are left untreated, I can recommend this route. I will not be surprised to hear of a DMU attacked by tiffids en route from ABD to INV some day soon.
 

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Yes, a ticket Glasgow Cen/QSt - Aberdeen route Any Permitted is valid via Edinburgh. Note that ScotRail's flat fare promotion has some restrictions on the use of East Coast's Aberdeen - Edinburgh trains.

Re PaxVobiscum's issue on Glasgow - Inverness tickets, there are two different fares:
  • route Aviemore, where an Off-Peak Return costs £55.90, and
  • route Any Permitted (also valid via Aberdeen), where an Off-Peak Return costs £81.10.
CompactDstrxion has noticed an unusually large rounding error of some 6 miles contrasting distances in RailMiles with those in the National Rail Timetable. I will investigate this.
 

route101

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Yes, a ticket Glasgow Cen/QSt - Aberdeen route Any Permitted is valid via Edinburgh. Note that ScotRail's flat fare promotion has some restrictions on the use of East Coast's Aberdeen - Edinburgh trains.

Re PaxVobiscum's issue on Glasgow - Inverness tickets, there are two different fares:
  • route Aviemore, where an Off-Peak Return costs £55.90, and
  • route Any Permitted (also valid via Aberdeen), where an Off-Peak Return costs £81.10.
CompactDstrxion has noticed an unusually large rounding error of some 6 miles contrasting distances in RailMiles with those in the National Rail


Good . Day off and hope to get a EC hst down to EDI!
 
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