Special Offers Discussion

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by Mojo, 27 Feb 2011.

  1. Butts

    Butts Established Member

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    True, but you get a 20% reduction on off peak fares and advances year round, plus half price drinks from the trolley.
     
  2. Sapphire Blue

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    Took a bit of time to source the journeys but we 've done
    Wakefield > Nottnghm
    Halifax > Chester
    & Mirfield > Manchester
    And we have booked
    Brighouse > Southport
    Halifax > York
    and repeat trips to Nottingham and Chester. Allied with a WY Family Day Rover {Saver?} it is a remarkable offer.
    One thing though, the tickets, all picked up at Huddersfield, have never worked ticket barriers.
     
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    Excellent news. Thanks for the tip off. I always look forward to this offer as it's the only time I can afford rail travel.

    I've got half a dozen 10p Northern tickets booked too so I'm a happy bunny!
     
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    I see only tokens available in MEN paid for papers, not the free ones. On the list is The Sunday Sun , first for a national paper, presume only northern editions ?
     
  8. YorkC

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    The Sunday Sun isn't The Sun on Sunday. It's a local paper in the NE (sister of Newcastle Chronicle/Journal).
     
  9. LeylandLen

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    Ah ok I see, being a Lancastrian ,never come across The Sunday Sun.You can see the confusion.Thanks for info .
     
  10. Andy Pacer

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    So when it says a staffed station on the Northern network does it have to be Northern managed?
     
  11. skifans

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    I've certainly got them at stations staffed by other TOCs.
     
  12. adrock1976

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    I have also previously got the £10 rovers from Lancaster, Preston, and Sheffield stations with no problems.
     
  13. Andy Pacer

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    Thanks, I'd naturally start in Nottingham if possible and take the Northern service to Sheffield/Leeds from there
     
  14. LeylandLen

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    I assume all the ticket seller has to do , in theory, is to log in to the data base which lists all tickets available.Then veryify the tokens are correct and sell the ticket. Maybe some do not know what to do with the form and tokens that you submit?
     
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    When I've bought them from Carlisle ticket office they've had a sheet of paper with instructions on. No problem buying from there, even though the local papers don't have the tokens, so they won't sell many.
     
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    Have you tried the Westmorland Gazette, that usually has them and at the W H Smiths at Carlisle Railway Station
     
  17. BlueFox

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    The Westmorland Gazette is published by Newsquest, and I think the last time they did the Northern offer was in 2016. It's now in papers published by Reach and JPI.

    Earlier in the year I saw the Newcastle Chronicle in a couple of Carlisle supermarkets, but they appear to have stopped selling it before the last Northern offer and I haven't seen one since.

    I have a 20p return trip to Newcastle booked for next week, so I'll be able to buy some papers. It's a shame they now change the tokens each time, I still have some MEN tokens from the last offer.
     
  18. D.K.TAYLOR

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    Not seen the new tokens are they much different cheers
     
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