I am collecting a large number of tickets tomorrow from Liverpool Lime Street. I wondered that given both Northern and Virgin have TVMs that will print such tickets off, does that mean that both the Virgin and Northern offices at the station can also print tickets off too? I would rather avoid the machine. If that is not possible are the Norther or Virgin machine more reliable then the other? If there is a problem by the time you fetch a member of staff someone else might have used the machine. I do find that the Northern machines are often overlooked by passengers but I have always (annoyingly ) found that whenever I start using one someone will start to form a que behind me. I am assuming the TVMs can hold a lot of tickets and staff keep on top of them throughout the day.