Ticket problem: Trouble getting ticket through gate

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jon0844

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Has anyone found that the new style Travelcards are quite hard to get through the gatelines? I don't mean through the ticket reader, but the gate itself?

:D

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The only good thing is that you can't lose your ticket if you simply sit on it.
 
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Where do you get those from? Those of us at Railfest saw some at the NRM but they didn't have any pricing information.
 

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I was at an event today and didn't find out - but a Google has revealed you can get them from the London Transport Museum.

The ideal ticket for people who miss IC70 seating...
 

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Yep I was at the transport museum on Tuesday with a couple of friends, and they have a few different origins / destinations on these (aswell as the travelcard one). Was tempted to buy one, but would have struggled carrying the stuff back (as I was staying overnight I already had a fair amount of stuff with me).
 

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For the money, I'd expect to be able to customise the printed image on the cushion (at least on the £48.99 one.

Ideal for a birthday/anniversary gift if it had that specific day on it.

And this;

Ashley is a recent graduated of the London College of Communication with a degree in Graphic Design. The fab cushion was inspired by her daily commute from the South Coast to London for university.
Wow, give this person a medal. It must have taken so much effort and skill to think of taking the print of a travelcard and putting on fabric. I hope it wasn't based too much on her daily commute, or else she must have been using an invalid ticket from the coast. :)
 

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Wow, give this person a medal. It must have taken so much effort and skill to think of taking the print of a travelcard and putting on fabric. I hope it wasn't based too much on her daily commute, or else she must have been using an invalid ticket from the coast. :)
Think of it as "modern art" - "modern art" doesn't seem to have to make sense, nor does it have to be priced anywhere near reasonable :P

HOW much? :shock:
Quite!
 

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Seems artists don't live in the real world. Either that or they know there's a lot of gullible people out there who'll buy this sort of thing regardless of cost!

More money than sense...
 

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I think I quite like the idea of the D stock -esque cushion covers at the costs quoted. Just need a cushion to go with it :roll:

Seems artists don't live in the real world. Either that or they know there's a lot of gullible people out there who'll buy this sort of thing regardless of cost!

More money than sense...
I thought that was the definition of modern art? :lol:
 

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I hope that, for the prices they charge, these cushions are valid for travel as it says on them - in fact for the Brighton one, is that effectively Southern's First Class, bring your own cushion?
 
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