EMT GroupSave

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  1. kel-green

    kel-green Member

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    Three of us are planning a day return trip from Derby to Belper. I notice on brfares that a GR3 ticket is listed for this route, however, I cannot get this to come up when I try to book this online.

    Is it possible to book these online and if so is there a particular site that I need to use?
     
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  3. Bletchleyite

    Bletchleyite Veteran Member

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    London Midland's site (or I think any of the Mixing Deck planners) can book GroupSaves if they exist.
     
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    Any reason you need to book it online? Nothing I can see that would mean it would cost any more to buy on the day...


    ...I am sure I have seen some websites that offer Groupsave tickets but cannot find any now!
     
  5. kel-green

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    Have just tried London Midland and they are not showing. Brfares states that GR3 is not valid between 4:29-9:00, but I'm looking outside this time period. Could there be any other times when they are not available?
     
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    Ah, fancy, it does it automatically without having to fiddle with a "Railcard" option! Alas I can't get it to work on this one...
     
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    CyrusWuff Established Member

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    EMT GroupSave is implemented as a ticket type rather than a discount, but doesn't exist on all flows. They don't appear to be available online, however, so I'm guessing they're either issued as one ticket for the entire group, or with one at full price and the rest at zero fare.
     
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    When I did GroupSave between Derby and Boston a few years ago, it was issued as one ticket with Adult: ONE.
     
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    I thought so, but BRFares showed them with "GS3" discount as per normal Groupsave... hmm!
     
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    EMT group save fares are only available from a booking office or on train and only on flows with an off peak day return available - they're listed as GR3, 4 or 5 as the ticket type and print as a ticket with Group Save Three as the type and adult ONE.
     
  11. kel-green

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    Can you buy EMT GroupSave tickets from any station booking office, or does it have to be at an EMT managed station?
     
  12. yorkie

    yorkie Forum Staff Staff Member Administrator

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    Indeed.

    Yet EMT falsely claims otherwise
    if only we had a proper ombudsman who could actually do something about such false claims! :|
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    Any station can issue it... in theory. However whether they are able to work out how to issue it is another matter.
     
  13. bunnahabhain

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    There's a booking office that irritates me by advertising that if you buy there you save up to 60% on your fares, and then sell tickets that aren't valid for the journeys people are trying to make or peak time tickets for off peak trains. There's also a gripe I have with some booking office selling a "Groupsave Day 3" which does indeed say "Adults: One" and telling passengers that its valid for four people because its "Three plus one".

    Just...seriously???
     
  14. Indigo2

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    Hmm, the ORR might be interested seeing that it contravenes their new code of practice for ticket retailing.
     
  15. Camden

    Camden Established Member

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    It's a company same as any other, if you're not happy with the marketing claims made you can try taking it up with the ASA.
     
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