ticket prices for staff

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  1. martyn29

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    I understand that I will get free unlimited travel on MML but what of the 75% off other TOCS, can anyone tell me how it works?

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  3. westcoaster

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    you should get a priv pass, same size as your box free travel pass
     
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    I suppose that will all come in time:) I have to take passport sized photos on my 1st day.
     
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    thats for your staff travel photocard, you should get three passes, one mml staff travel pass, priv pass and your boxe's ( free travel on all nat ex fanchice's i.e one , silverlink, central, gat ex, c2c)
     
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    have to start planning some trips then! I havent been on C2C gat exp, silverlink or One yet!
     
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    got to do it before nov 11 , thats when all the franchice's are up ( mml s-link central) and u loose c2c and one
     
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    will do my best!:)
     
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    On most other TOCs (except Strathclyde PTE services) you'll get 75% off the cost of a Standard Open Single or Return.

    You can find the rules here.

    In some cases, of course, it's cheaper to get an AP ticket than a priv, but the priv is a lot more flexible (though some trains are barred for privs - see here.)
     
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    And only SO's IIRC (except certain Rovers, covered in another thread.
     
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    You might find that some TOCs staff allow (unoficially) free travel if you ask them beforehand.
     
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    sorry to disappoint you but you wont get your boxes for free travel on other networks as this has been stopped for new starters since 1996(privatisation) and your 75% discount is not valid on scotrail services
     
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    NatEx group employees get a card with boxes valid for unlimited travel on the employer's services, together with travel on dated boxes on other NatEx services, as well as a Priv.
     
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    thanks for all the great info!
    how do you book tickets though for Virgin for example?
     
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    What do you mean? You can't buy any advance purchace, saver, cheap day or any similar products with a Priv.
     
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    With PRIV tickets - you can only purchase standard day or open tickets - as well as First Day or Open if you have a FC PRIV card.
     
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    so what sort of savings would you make?
    thanks

    Martyn
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    can you buy return ticktets?
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    just had a play around and I could get open ticket Leicester to B'mouth for £30 instead of £119 and Glasgow £48 from £189. not bad savings tbh!
     
  18. Tom

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    Yes you can get Single or Returns...
     
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    Thanks, i am sure when I actually start they will explain all this, but I wanted to get a head start!
     
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    martyn29 you have a pm.
     
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    If I go anywhere I am going to try and go via MML as far as I can to take advantage of the free travel. If I go North I can go to york and change cant I for scotland?
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    going south should be quite easy
     
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    VTXC *always* give free travel, in my experience. And VTWC *never* give free travel, in my experience.
     
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