Buying PlusBus on train

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Hi,

I'm on an East Coast train and have just asked the guard if she would sell me a Newcastle PlusBus. She said that she not could sell those (I even gave her the Newcastle+Bus code of J927).

Are East Coast guards able to sell these and/or have they been instructed not to?

Just a bit of a pain to have to queue up at Newcastle!

Thanks
 
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You can sell them on train. I've sold a few to people.

It's either a case of poor training or can't be bothered.
 

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Hi,

I'm on an East Coast train and have just asked the guard if she would sell me a Newcastle PlusBus. She said that she not could sell those (I even gave her the Newcastle+Bus code of J927).

Are East Coast guards able to sell these and/or have they been instructed not to?

Just a bit of a pain to have to queue up at Newcastle!

Thanks
avantix can but u have to do 2 tickets , it wont work for example "bristol to cardiff puls bus" the avantix wont find the fare.

You would have to do "bristol to cardiff" and "cardiff to plus bus" .

either the guard is poorly trained or lazy
 

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Thanks for the replies. That was what I thought. I should add that I already have a ticket to Newcastle. I just wanted the plus bus.
 

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I regularley buy them on the train via Advantix as have BR boxes. Cambridge all-day plusbus is just £3 per day (£3.50 if bought on the bus).
 

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EMT is known to deny railcard discounts when bought on train, but I do have somewhere a Sheffield PlusBus issued on board EMT.
 

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Plus bus tickets are not sold on board East Coast trains, they must be purchased in advance or from a ticket office, very rude to call the guard lazy or lack of training.
 

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Plus bus tickets are not sold on board East Coast trains, they must be purchased in advance or from a ticket office, very rude to call the guard lazy or lack of training.
Could you elaborate more on this rule?

We don't seem to have anything else to go by as every single other TOC probably issues them fine... there's no reason not to?
 

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I remember reading this mentioned before that EC has a policy of not issuing them for some inane reason.
 

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Plus bus tickets are not sold on board East Coast trains, they must be purchased in advance or from a ticket office, very rude to call the guard lazy or lack of training.
Welcome to the forum :smile: Could you back up this 'fact' with supporting evidence please? I have personal experience of seeing a +Bus sold onboard an East Coast service.

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TP
 

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Plus bus tickets are not sold on board East Coast trains, they must be purchased in advance or from a ticket office, very rude to call the guard lazy or lack of training.
There is no need to purchase plusbus in advance at all - what happens if a passenger started at an unstaffed station?

The tickets are there in Avantix and can be sold without problem. I have done quite a few on trains before now.

If East Coast "cannot" sell them on board then that is certainly not a national policy, it may be a case of they "won't" sell them on board - and there must be some reason why - as well as it being documented somewhere.
 
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