Daughter needs to get home urgently-how to buy ticket remotely for her

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Remember a UFN only gives you travel as far as the guard or train is going. Can't write you a UFN to travel on an XC to Reading or an EC to Edinburgh and then SR to Inverness. We can only UFN you on our train so if your traveling along way you'll need a UFN for each leg of your journey.
 
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This problem will be resolved when our railways eventually stagger into the 21st century and allow people to print their own tickets. I have recently bought them and printed them at home for journeys in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Holand and Austria yet to buy a ticket from my local station I have to queue up to use one of the inadequate number of ticket machines provided. The only ones I have been able to print at home in the UK have been for Eurostar.
DB Print at home requires the payment card to be carried with the ticket. The gripper will swipe it to confirm!

Crosscountry now have print at home, as do megatrain
 

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DB Print at home requires the payment card to be carried with the ticket. The gripper will swipe it to confirm!
DB Online-Tickets (as they are called;)) can also be "secured against" a personal railcard (BahnCard), EU ID card (not passport) or frequent traveller pass, or the aforementioned payment card.
 

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And get the clerk disciplined in the process, as it'll almost certainly be a breach of their TOC's Cash Regulations, let alone their Merchant Services Agreement!
thanks for claryfying my suggestion is not permitted, i know it is permitted in certain industries only, and wasnt sure if the rail industry was one of them.

Could you contact senior management, and ask special dispensation, or make arrangements to get your daughter home.
Can you do an instant bank transfer to her? how old is she?
 

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thanks for claryfying my suggestion is not permitted, i know it is permitted in certain industries only, and wasnt sure if the rail industry was one of them.

Could you contact senior management, and ask special dispensation, or make arrangements to get your daughter home.
Can you do an instant bank transfer to her? how old is she?
We;ve got it sorted now but thanks for everyone's concern. Its really appreciated.
 

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Or any other payment card you like.
Exactly - the DB system allows you to put in details of a second credit or debit card that will be used as identification, totally separate from the card used to pay for the ticket. I have done this when buying a print-at-home Berlin to Brussels ticket for a friend and can confirm it works fine.
 

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DB Online-Tickets (as they are called;)) can also be "secured against" a personal railcard (BahnCard), EU ID card (not passport) or frequent traveller pass, or the aforementioned payment card.
SJ in Sweden accept passports as ID on print-at-home tickets.
 
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