Ashford / Hastings permitted Routes

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  1. district

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    I'm setting off on the 1232 Southern service to Brighton, alighting at Hastings today. On the way back I want to deviate and not use this direct train.

    This gives me more flexibility on leaving Hastings plus more mileage.

    What permitted routes are available?

    I'm a 16-25 Holder and I am returning same day (CDR).

    District
     
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  3. SS4

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    Ashford Intl is a RP
    Hastings is part of Hastings Grp

    Ashford to Hastings is valid on map CW which doesn't allow going via any other RP, only a direct route (or the shortest+3miles)
     
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    I was informed by one of the SS's at Ashford that Hastings to Tonbridge and Tonbridge to Ashford was valid?
     
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    I'm not sure since I don't know that part of the country well, I've just followed the routeing guide
     
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    MikeWh Established Member Senior Fares Advisor

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    Not sure what SS stands for, but the route is not valid. You can travel by direct trains, the shortest route, routes no longer than 3 miles further than the shortest route and mapped routes. In this case all of those equate to the Marshlink route and only that route.
     
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    Well, given some folks predilection for giving epithets to supposed over-officious rail staff, maybe Schutzstaffel? <D
     
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    The Leibstandarte Justine Greening division <D
     
  9. John @ home

    John @ home Established Member Fares Advisor

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    The first station allowing you to return to Ashford via Tonbridge is Crowhurst.

    Instead of your £6.75 Railcard CDR Ashford - Hastings, you would need a £8.80 Railcard CDR Ashford - Crowhurst route Any Permitted. (There is also a £7.90 Railcard CDR Ashford - Crowhurst route Hastings.)
     
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    I can remember on one occasion a few years beck during engineering work between Ashford and Tonbridge being allowed to travel to Tonbridge via Hastings.

    Does anyone know whether a similar easement will be allowed during the forthcoming works in Ore tunnel ?
     
  11. district

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    Sorry SS meaning Station Supervisor.
    I asked a guard as well, and he said 'via London or Tonbridge is fine'.

    Strange, eh? Then again he was an Eastbourne SN guard so wouldn't know the Hastings to Tonbridge SE service rules/regs.
     
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    MikeWh Established Member Senior Fares Advisor

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    :shock:
     
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    Maybe he thought you meant the other Ashford :D
     
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    Heheh yeah maybe!
     
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