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

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  1. spacehopper

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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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    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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    Virgin do too.
     
  4. All Line Rover

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    Megatrain don't do "print@home". They just give you a number, which you can print if you choose to do so. That's entirely different to the way CrossCountry and Virgin do "print@home!"
     
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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.
     
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    Or any other payment card you like.
     
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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?
     
  8. TUC

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    We;ve got it sorted now but thanks for everyone's concern. Its really appreciated.
     
  9. Indigo2

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    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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    The alternative is a pre paid debit card with £100 on it which you give her for emergency use only.
     
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    SJ in Sweden accept passports as ID on print-at-home tickets.
     
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