Break of journey query

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  1. crispy1978

    crispy1978 Established Member

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    If I was to buy an open anytime return from Scarborough (SCA) to Accrington (ACR) as follows, would this be permitted?

    5/5/15 - SCA-ACR

    7/5/15 - ACR-York

    18/5/15 - York-SCA
     
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  2. dzug2

    dzug2 Member

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    Yes that's fine.

    Just check that an off peak return doesn't meet your requirements and that the ticket you choose is valid on the route you travel on
     
  3. yorkie

    yorkie Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    There isn't an "Off Peak Return" via Burnley, which is the route the direct trains take.

    This is because the Saver Return, along with all other non-London area Saver Returns, was always traditionally valid at any time. This fare therefore correctly and commendably became 'Anytime Return' at simplification.

    It's a shock to see a Train Company not using simplification and/or privatisation as an excuse to erode the flexibility of the protected fares, but it really is true (I know it's hard to believe) that Northern (and their predecessors) have kept the old Saver fare's validity intact and gave it the most appropriate name possible post-Simplification.

    Most other Companies have simply screwed their customers.
     
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