VWC off peak return - outward break of journey

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  1. Phil from Mon

    Phil from Mon Member

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    Hi guys

    I need to travel Bangor - Penrith next month for a meeting, but have another in Oxenholme on the way. Can I break an off-peak return Bangor to Penrith at Oxenholme, or should I travel Bangor - Oxenholme and rebook? Does a senior railcard make any difference? Many thanks.
     
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    LexyBoy Established Member Fares Advisor

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    2T restriction on that ticket: break of journey is fine, and valid at any time.
     
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    Thanks Lexy boy

    Does my Oxenholme train have to be one that also goes on to call at Penrith?
     
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    No, as long as you stay on a permitted route from Bangor to Penrith you will be fine.
     
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    If you're getting it reimbursed I suppose it won't matter, but if you're not then you may wish to consider buying two tickets rather than one, or 'rebooking' if you will.

    Bangor -> Wigan is £44.10 and allows any train, but no break of journey on this bit.
    Wigan -> Penrith is £33.10 and allows any train, including break of journey at Oxenholme.

    Total is £77.20 and you must travel on a train calling at Wigan, which they all do.

    You could also do the same thing at Liverpool if you wished, but it would be a slower journey as you'd have to change at Lime Street and then Wigan.

    Bangor -> Liverpool is £30.60 and allows any train, but no break of journey on this bit.
    Liverpool -> Penrith is £41.10 and allows any train, including break of journey at Oxenholme.

    Total is £71.70.
     
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    THanks for these guys. Much appreciated
     
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