Bellgrove to Balloch in Scotland - Is this a valid fare?

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  1. bAzTNM

    bAzTNM Member

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    Hi there!

    Say, for example, I bought a Bellgrove to Balloch RETURN, would the ticket still be valid if I hopped off at Dalmuir and got another train to Balloch?

    An example..

    I'm on the Springburn to Dalmuir train right? I buy a Bellgrove to Balloch RETURN on there. I get off at Dalmuir. Would I then be able to hop on another train to Balloch?

    Thanks a lot!
     
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  3. MidnightFlyer

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    If there's no direct outward train then yes, obviously.
     
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    Does that mean that if I'm already on a train that is going to Balloch, then I couldn't hop off and grab another one going the same exact place. Not that I would do that!

    Thanks for your help!
     
  5. p123

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    A short answer to both your question is: yes.

    I assume this question has arisen as you've looked a the routes and saw the split between Hyndland and Dalmuir (via Singer, and via Yoker) and wondered if you could see them both?

    The TE's on this route have mega common sense and don't mind what route you take. E.g. if one has a ticket from Glasgow to Jordanhill, they'll allow to Anniesland, presumably because Anniesland is a whole 5 minutes walk from Jordanhill, because it's of an equivalent journey time and, frankly, people end up on the wrong train on this route all the time! Same to be said for Clydebank and Singer.

    Anyway, you can hop onto a Dalmuir (from Springburn) train and simply change trains at Dalmuir to get to Balloch.

    And same for your getting off and getting on, it would be classed a break of journey on the return which is allowed.

    So. That was a long answer, but hopefully enlightens you more to the wonders of the North Clyde line ;)
     
  6. bAzTNM

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    Thanks for all of your help!

    Reason I'm asking is that if I go to Balloch using the Springburn - Dalmuir train then I miss out the crowds (about 09:30 on that route is pretty quiet for a rush hour), and about four stations, if I use that particular route.
     
  7. yorkie

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    A break of journey is allowed, however if you do not exit the station it's not even a break of journey.

    Break of journey is defined in the National Rail Conditions of Carriage (NRCoC), there have been a few threads on the matter recently so I won't paste the conditions again.
     
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