Heald Green to Crewe

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  1. gnolife

    gnolife Established Member

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    Hi guys

    I just want to check that my reasoning is sound for this
    I'm (hopefully) going from Heald Green to Crewe this morning, planning on taking the 8:02 service. I want to make sure that a Warrington to Crewe anytime return is valid for this service, if I was to claim to be breaking at HDG. Im doing a same day return for it
    If I'm understanding it right, it is valid using routing guide map CG, taking route Warrington-Wigan-Bolton-Manchester-Wilmslow-Crewe.

    (This is part of a pretty desperate plan to make the WMDR meet cost within a £30 budget, if anyones wondering why I'm bothering. It is my last hope for coming to it.)

    Also, if anyone can suggest anything better, I'd love to hear it.
    Thanks
    Dan :)
     
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  3. raildude

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    I don't think it is valid. National Rail says you need more than one ticket if going this route on a Warrington to Crewe ticket.

    How do you get £30?

    Warrington to Crewe is £15.00
    I assume WMDR is West Midland Day Ranger which is £20.00

    Total: £35.00

    Heald Green to Crewe is only £11.30 ??
     
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  4. gnolife

    gnolife Established Member

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    Damn.
    Can you explain why to me please?
     
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    The usual route is via Liverpool South Parkway from [STN]WAC[/STN] or direct from [STN]WBQ[/STN]. The thing about Warrington is it offers many good connections from many places but none of them are valid.
     
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    ok, thank guys anyway :)

    (I'll just have to raid the copper pot for my ticket :( )
     
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    See my post above matey.
     
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    While the routeing guide does say that it is valid, like you say, this is an obviously unintended consequence of having a loop in the map.
    You could try it, but I would expect trouble.

    However, as raildude said, it's more expensive than from Heald Green (and a route Direct ticket obviously wouldn't be valid), so I don't understand why.
     
  9. raildude

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    I don't think the route is "reasonable". Some bizarre combinations exist sending people hundreds of miles out of their way on a technicality,but any reasonable person would know that they are stretching the rules to the extreme.
     
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