Correct destination, wrong time chosen

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by Cmred, 22 Aug 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Cmred

    Cmred New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Joined:
    22 Aug 2015
    Hi, travelling from sheffield to liverpool and booked a ticket for an hour later than I want - non refundable. Should I risk it and travel on the earlier train or not worth it?
    Thankyou
     
  2. Registered users do not see these banners - join or log in today!

    Rail Forums

     
  3. ainsworth74

    ainsworth74 Forum Staff Staff Member Global Moderator

    Messages:
    21,574
    Joined:
    16 Nov 2009
    Location:
    Redcar
    Assuming this is an Advance Purchase ticket (which from you've said it seems to be) then you do not have a valid ticket to travel on the earlier train and would be liable to purchase a brand new, full price, ticket. However if you approach the train guard and ask permission they may be willing to permit travel without having to buy a new ticket.

    Otherwise I would strongly advise against travelling on the wrong train.
     
  4. Merseysider

    Merseysider Established Member Fares Advisor

    Messages:
    4,416
    Joined:
    22 Jan 2014
    Location:
    Birmingham
    If you ask at a booking office they will (should) be able to charge an excess between the price of the ticket you hold and the price of the cheapest advance available for the train you want. If it's too late to buy an advance then they can charge you the difference between the price you paid and a flexible ticket. Both options subject to a £10 admin fee and need to be done before the time on your reservation coupon.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page