Routings with a "/" in them

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  1. wintonian

    wintonian Established Member

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    Just looking at Bournemouth to Westbury and the routings are either NOT LONDON or SALISBURY/YEOVIL.

    Does this mean you can go via either Salisbury or Yeovil or does it mean you have to use one of the absurd routes that involve travelling through both?

    The other example of this use of "/" that I know of involves journeys like Southampton Central to Worcester with a routeing of EVESHAM/STROUD.
     
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    "NOT PRESTN/LPOOL" for Wigan-Leeds
     
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    There are tickets routed Warmster-Salsbry which insist you travel via both.
     
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    Ok if "/" (in this context) means 'or' then to me that read you can choose to use routes avoiding Preston or you can use routes that pass through Liverpool and they may be routes that also pass through Preston, which is just as silly as if "/" means 'and' in my example above.
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    True but it's the use and meaning of "/" that I am unsure of.
     
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    NOT PRESTN/LPOOL in my intpretation means Not Preston/Not Liverpool (/ usually means OR). So Not Preston or Liverpool
     
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    "/" means 'or'

    "Salisbury/Yeovil" means 'Salisbury or Yeovil'

    "Not Prestn/Lpool" means 'Not Preston or Liverpool'
     
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    That makes sense.

    I queered it as when I was at school I was taught that "/" meant 'and or'

    So why not just make it NOT READING or NOT BASINGSTOKE?
     
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    I was taught it means divide by.

    Y=(Preston/Leeds)x Manchester
     
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    Yes I was as well in a maths sense.
     
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    Is that (Not Preston) or (Not Liverpool),
    or Not Preston or Via Liverpool?
     
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    Not (Preston/Liverpool) - but I'm not going to show any working... :D
     
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    I suppose in some cases it could be 'and or', However I do know that a route that was used in the south was 'rte Hassocks/Horsham' and it is not possible to go via both unless you double back at some point. I don't think they use that one anymore though.

    Not [Preston or Liverpool]
     
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    Of course, I knew there was a proper way of writing it, but been a few years since I did Boolean :lol:
     
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    Preston NOR Liverpool then?

    And by the same token Salisbury EOR Yeovil (as going via both isn't a permitted route).
     
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    Route: Preston, Normanton, Liverpool, do you have to do it in that order then? :lol:
     
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