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Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by TimSYoung40145, 9 May 2015.
What are permitted routes from Blackpool North to Todmorden?
See attached map.
BPN associated with Kirkham & Wesham. TOD associated with Halifax, Accrington, Manchester Group. Only ACR and MAN pass fares check. Kirkham -> ACR valid on map NP. Kirkham -> MAN valid on map KM.
This translates into direct east via Preston, Blackburn, Accrington and Hebden Bridge. Or via Preston and Wigan / Preston and Bolton / Preston, Blackburn and Bolton via the sunny resort of Salford to Manchester, and then up to TOD via Rochdale.
For some reason you aren't officially allowed to travel via Westhoughton but no guard in a million years would query you doing this, and besides NRE will give an itinerary for bus replacements via Westhoughton.
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Is it permitted for the outward journey to be via Burnley Manchester Road & Hebden Bridge with the return route via Rochdale & Manchester Victoria?
Yes, absolutely. You don't need to take the same route for the outward and return legs of your journey.
If this is what you plan on doing I would recommend buying a £20.80 day return / £22.60 anytime return, either of which are routed via Burnley.
Then, if you decide go go via Manchester on your way back, you pay half the difference between the ticket you bought and the more expensive £33.80 Any Permitted anytime return.
Would the cheapest ticket be one of the Northern Rail/Johnston Press £12.50 all day on Northern ones?
Does the Lancashire Day Ranger cover the Todmorden Curve service?
I do hold a Disabled Adult Railcard.
its valid to Hebden Bridge via Burnley Manchester Road and Manchester Victoria to Hebden Bridge via Rochdale then I would say yes the Lancashire Day Ranger is definitely valid via Todmorden Curve
Yes, valid. The railcard will give you 1/3 discount on the ranger, bringing the price down to £14.85. The map of validity is available here from National Rail Enquiries.