HS Upgrade

Status
Not open for further replies.

island

Veteran Member
Joined
30 Dec 2010
Messages
11,189
Location
0036
1. If you want to travel from somewhere like Rainham Kent (RAI) to London Terminals one way by HS1 and one way via Dartford (DFD), can you purchase an off-peak day return (CDR) route NOT VALID ON HS1 for £17.20 and get a one-way change of route excess to PLUS HIGH SPEED for £1.65 or do you have to buy a HS Upgrade OP for both legs for £3.30? (The CDR route PLUS HIGH SPEED would cost £20.50 and a one-way upgrade also costs £3.30.)

2. What if you have a CDR from Strood Kent (SOO) to London Terminals route DARTFORD NOT HS1 and want to travel one way on HS1? How about both ways?

3. How about a Super Off-Peak Day return (SRR) from Dumpton Park (DMP) to London Terminals route NOT VALID ON HS1, again wanting to travel HS1 on one or both legs?

You may assume in all the above that the time restrictions are met.
 
Sponsor Post - registered members do not see these adverts; click here to register, or click here to log in
R

RailUK Forums

barrykas

Established Member
Joined
19 Sep 2006
Messages
1,579
The official line is that you have to buy a High Speed Upgrade rather than an Excess. Whether one of the Highspeed TMs would accept a ticket that was excessed instead remains to be seen.

With that in mind, I make the upgrades to be as follows:

1) £3.30 for either Single (HUA) or Return (HUC)

2) Ditto

3) The ticket would first need to be excessed to a CDR for £9.90, then an upgrade of £5.00 (Return) would apply, as Southeastern don't allow upgrades on Super Off-Peaks, presumably due to a lack of SRRs on HS1.

Cheers,

Barry
 

yorkie

Forum Staff
Staff Member
Administrator
Joined
6 Jun 2005
Messages
50,517
Location
Yorkshire
Bonkers. How are they allowed to have different rules for this line? And doesn't this infringe your rights under the NRCoC (Condition 13e)?
 

barrykas

Established Member
Joined
19 Sep 2006
Messages
1,579
Does an upgrade negate the DARTFORD bit as well as the NOT HS1 then?
Oops. Missed that bit. You'd probably have to do a route X/S to Not HS1 before the upgrade...

As to how Southeastern manage to get away with it, $DEITY only knows!
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Top