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Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by Mathieu, 20 Mar 2019.
Bit worried about using this tomorrow and Sunday now
In the end my photocard arrived impressively quickly - ordered online tuesday, showed up in the post thursday morning. So no need to do anything at a station after all.
Have you yet to buy it? If so, your best bet may be at a TVM, as these tend to take a bit longer to update with the new fares.
Bought it at Piccadilly this morning as a paper season.
I bought the season ticket online, to be loaded onto my (newly obtained) smartcard. I've just realised I accidentally selected the wrong station (golf street!) for it to be 'loaded' onto the card at. In fact I'll be first using it from a different station entirely (fancy that).
Does anyone know if this actually matters or is it like the prepaid ticket collection where it's just a mechanism to check you're starting at a station with a machine?
I don't know, but if you have a phone with NFC and the Scotrail app, you can load it on there.
It's done - thank you - that was easy.
Got my 1st class season from Golf Street to Barry Links from a ticket office down south yesterday all ready for today - hopefully no issues!
Enjoy! We may inadvertently pass each other at some point.
I'm also out and about - I'm quite easy to spot, wearing a rainbow stripe football shirt. I'm on the 7:04 Glasgow to Inverness, and will be oun the Far North line, travelling back on the last train to Glasgow
Not surprised to see quite a few people out on this offer today, this being the last weekend.
I've got the guard on the 10:41 Inverness - Wick giving me grief - he's adamant that I need to buy an additional ticket from Dingwall to Dunrobin Castle, in spite of me showing the website and getting a second opinion from Scotrail's twitter
I've not slept at all on the Cally Sleeper tonight so I'm really not ready for abuse off any misinformed guards -_-
I’m on fourth journey so far and only had my smartcard scanned once. Two of the conductors didn’t even seem to be carrying a ticket machine.
Cheers! All going well so far, I've been enjoying 1st class on the HSTs all day with no problems from any staff whatsoever so far.
What happened in the end for this?
I've been on various bits of the WHL all day and the two ticket checks I've encountered haven't been a problem.
Just one ScotRail train today for me from Kyle - guard fine with it.
Tried to use today as a general meander around Scotland, so I've come up on the Highlander to Fort Bill, Jacobite to Mallaig, then ferry to Armadale and bus across to Kyle.
Are you on the Inverness or Aberdeen, or both arms today?
I have been on the Aberdeen arm today.
I managed to purchase my Barry Links - Golf Street First Class from my local station midweek with no problems at all.
The guards have accepted the ticket with no problems at all today.
Only problem I had over all the sorry weekends was today at Glasgow Central. Man on barriers wasn't sure about the "plus one other" part. Once he had read the print out of the website page I had with me, he was fine and waved us on through. Other than that, every other guard or gateline staff we have encountered has been totally relaxed and accepted the season ticket without any questions
More Aberdeen. Ended up doing this today (all HST):
No problems at all with ticket validity, in fact one of the guards looked at our ticket and burst out laughing, mentioning that Scotrail had now removed those ones from sale but there was a Monifeth to somewhere ticket that is doable at the same price in case they ever run the offer again
It's the GWR HSTs that are ending next week not the Scotrail ones.
Was up in this neck of the woods anyway so it made sense as a break from GWR - I'll be back there for the finale next week
Good to see everyone taking advantage of this offer, curious to know how many people exactly took advantage of this offer due to this post?
Count me in!
I’ve bumped into quite a few people during my trips that have seen this from railforums including @gnolife that recognised me as the person who started this thread
And me. A brilliant and exceptionally cheap weekend!
And me, only used it one day, to get from fort william to Glasgow, but even so saved me some cash and meant I took a little diversion down to oban and back, which I've never done before and was very enjoyable. Thanks for posting it up.
I’m glad you enjoyed! Oban has been my home town for the last 2 years. Lovely little place