Saturday Day Travelcard

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palmersears

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What may potentially be a bizarre question, but how many separate tickets should I expect to receive if I've booked a Stockport to London Zone 1-6 Saturday day Travelcard, and when booking a reservation for the outward VTWC service only?

I ask because I've only received two, one of which is my outward reservation. Having never purchased the aforementioned tickets type before I'm slightly paranoid I should have more tickets?!

And am I also right in thinking that I can get on any Euston > Stockport VTWC service on the return journey?
 
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If it's a Travelcard, i'd assume the ticket is marked as being between Stockport and London Zones 1-6 with DAY TRAVELCARD printed across the top? In which case, i'd assume that's all you need. It'll act as a return to London and a travelcard within the zones.
 

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The travelcard will be a single ticket covering the outward journey to London, travel within London and the return journey from London.

So you will have the travelcard, and the outward reservation (and probably a collection receipt if you booked online and collected the tickets from a ticket machine).
 

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A few weeks ago I travelled on an advance Temple Meads-PAD plus travelcard and got 3 bits of card, ticket, reservation and travelcard. That could have been because the advance was a GWR special offer though.

The travelcard actually cost more than the ticket to Paddington, first time that's ever happened to me.
 

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Presumably this single ticket is in the new layout? Otherwise I'd expect multiple tickets?

As far as I know, all Day Travelcards are still being printed using the old layout - so the two coupons of one ticket (to cover all travel to/from/around London) and the outward reservation is correct.
 

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Presumably this single ticket is in the new layout? Otherwise I'd expect multiple tickets?

Saturday Day Travelcards issued in the 'old' style are one travel ticket plus atleast one reservation coupon. I don't know if this ticket type has a 'new' design yet.
 

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Saturday Day Travelcards issued in the 'old' style are one travel ticket plus atleast one reservation coupon. I don't know if this ticket type has a 'new' design yet.
It would have to be agreed with all the other companies on which Travelcards are valid (London Underground, London buses etc.) wouldn't it - so perhaps isn't going to happen. I suspect this is also why out-boundary Off-Peak Travelcards don't show their restriction code on them, to avoid the hassle of having to negotiate a change in layout.
 
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