Possible to buy this fare online

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  1. RailyGood

    RailyGood Member

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    Is it possible to buy this fare online at all or must it be purchased at a station?

    http://www.brfares.com/#faredetail?orig=CBG&dest=1072&grpd=0035&rlc=NEW&rte=20&tkt=SO0

    I can definitely buy this from a vending machine at the station, but cant find any way of purchasing online. I've tried multiple booking sites and destinations of Liverpool Street, a station in zone 1-6, or London zones 1 - 6 and all of them will only offer this fare - http://www.brfares.com/#faredetail?orig=CBG&dest=1072&grpd=0035&rlc=NEW&tkt=WRE
     
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  3. OwlMan

    OwlMan Established Member

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    What date are you trying to buy it for?
     
  4. RailyGood

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    On a weekend - For example 11 May
     
  5. Romilly

    Romilly Established Member

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    You can buy this on new.trainsplit.com -- I just asked for a return ticket from Cambridge to Romford on 25th May
     
  6. RailyGood

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    Thats great, just what I wanted to know! I guess there isnt any way to force the other booking engines to sell this to you, you'd have to use trainsplit to buy this ticket
     
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    I've also had this problem before (albeit to London Terminals rather than a travelcard, and with a Gold Card discount rather than Network Railcard). See https://www.railforums.co.uk/thread...f-peak-day-return-cambridge-to-london.178261/ - the conclusion was that it's been given a non-standard ticket type code and not all booking engines know that they're allowed to sell it. Greater Anglia, CrossCountry and TrainSplit would sell it to me, but nobody else.
     

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