Forgot my Railcard

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  1. DaleCooper

    DaleCooper Established Member

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    I forgot my railcard today so I bought a full price ticket:

    No hassle
    No rude or aggressive ticket inspector
    No penalty fare
    No summons
    No court appearance
    No fine
    No criminal record
    No problem

    I just thought people might like to hear a story like this for a change.
     
  2. crehld

    crehld Established Member Senior Fares Advisor

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    Exactly as it should be. I went through the exact same process last month!
     
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    ainsworth74 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    As did I! I was travelling from Darlington to York and forgot my railcard so bought an undiscounted ticket and everything was fine. I was so shocked that I almost forgot where I live so if I had had an issue I would probably have given the inspector the wrong address!!
     
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    I should also mention that I got to the station in plenty of time to buy a ticket from the TVM which provided useful information on the available tickets so I could choose the appropriate one.
     
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    crehld Established Member Senior Fares Advisor

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    Ah, you see this is where our stories diverge. I tried the TVM at Crewe but (predictably) it only offered a limited range of tickets and wouldn't sell the one I required (or at least it wasn't obvious). I had some time so I queued up at the ticket office instead, who were most helpful.
     
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    Merseysider Established Member Fares Advisor

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    You mean you didn't board without a valid ticket, and you didn't wait for the "ticket man inspector" to find you? And you didn't accidentally short fare when forgetting which station you'd spent ten minutes waiting at?!
     
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