Travelcard at PRIV prices

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Urban Gateline

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Morning,

I've come across some Travelcard fares on NFM when searching for PRIV fares, and it seems some rather odd options come up. For example:

Brighton (5628) to London Z1-6 (0035) brings up two fares. One is the Anytime day Travelcard at £41.50 which I was expecting, but the other is a Super Off-Peak day Travelcard at £3.75!

Now I assume that the latter is a mistake or simply a fare that no ticket office will issue? I would like to know for sure otherwise it's a tempting offer ;)

(yes I realise that NFM is not the definitive source for fares and does contain mistakes)
 
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I imagine the ticket type WRE has been wrongly flagged as eligibile for the PRIV discount.
 

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Morning,

I've come across some Travelcard fares on NFM when searching for PRIV fares, and it seems some rather odd options come up. For example:

Brighton (5628) to London Z1-6 (0035) brings up two fares. One is the Anytime day Travelcard at £41.50 which I was expecting, but the other is a Super Off-Peak day Travelcard at £3.75!

Now I assume that the latter is a mistake or simply a fare that no ticket office will issue? I would like to know for sure otherwise it's a tempting offer ;)

(yes I realise that NFM is not the definitive source for fares and does contain mistakes)

If you already know that you cannot use Priv on a Travelcard then that amounts to intentional fare evasion.

 

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Avantix Traveller will often show fares which are not able to be issued on the station TIS (at least on Smart and Fastis). For example Priv discounts are shown on Plusbus however in the booking office I have seen the system on these two systems rejecting Priv discount, as it it not supposed to be issued.
 

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If you already know that you cannot use Priv on a Travelcard then that amounts to intentional fare evasion.


I don't doubt that (although only really fare evasion if used on TFL services where discount isn't permitted) I was just wondering if any Ticket office staff would actually issue it, maybe out of error. <D
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Avantix Traveller will often show fares which are not able to be issued on the station TIS (at least on Smart and Fastis). For example Priv discounts are shown on Plusbus however in the booking office I have seen the system on these two systems rejecting Priv discount, as it it not supposed to be issued.

Thank you, that pretty much answers my question, so the system would automatically reject it, which makes sense!
 

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Thank you, that pretty much answers my question, so the system would automatically reject it, which makes sense!
Note that my answer is merely speculation; I cannot guarantee whether in this instance it would be rejected, but in the past when I have enquired out of curiosity about tickets with Priv discount that Avantix Traveller shows as being available, in practice they cannot be issued.
 

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Avantix Traveller will often show fares which are not able to be issued on the station TIS (at least on Smart and Fastis). For example Priv discounts are shown on Plusbus however in the booking office I have seen the system on these two systems rejecting Priv discount, as it it not supposed to be issued.

It won't let you do it in the booking office - I've tried. And I understand that it had been taken off advantix but I cannot vouch for this as I don't use it.
 

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I've not checked if it's still in Avantix for a while, but certainly there was a bit of an issue with PRIV PlusBus tickets, we all had a memo telling us to stop being naughty with it :) Shame, it's a bloody bargain!
 
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