Would this be honoured? East Kilbride to Tweedbank

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  1. mbreckers

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  3. yorkie

    yorkie Forum Staff Staff Member Administrator

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    Yes, I am sure it would be honoured.

    On the new style tickets, the price is barely noticeable so I doubt it would even raise an eyebrow. On the old style tickets, the price is a bit more noticeable, so any staff who take a close look may spot something odd about it. Price doesn't in any way determine validity.

    I suspect the price will go up very soon though, so you'd need to be quick to book that if you did want to make that journey. Most booking sites will only allow booking up to the end of March, but thetrainline.com allows bookings to be made up to early June. Ticket offices can sell tickets up to 1 year in advance, though in practice some may decline to make the sale.

    By the way, slight correction: It's £1 single, so £2 if you wanted two singles for a return journey.

    It's a very good price, but I did once manage to get a York-Tamworth single for £1, Tamworth-London single for £1 (and the same in the return direction), so it's not unheard of to get amazing mileage for only £1 ;)
     
  4. Merseysider

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    Yeah that'll be honoured. Try not to make a habit of posting loopholes in public though, PM a fares advisor or mod in future :)
     
  5. pt15sb

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    65p with a railcard...nice!
     
  6. Tetchytyke

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    Can anyone see an issue with starting/ending short on that ticket?
     
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    It's an Anytime Day Single so there are no Break of Journey restrictions whatsoever including starting/stopping short.
     
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    Better buy it quick!
     
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    So could somebody who commutes daily between Glasgow and Edinburgh act quickly and buy a whole batch of £1 tickets and save themselves a lot of money?

    The £1 tickets seem to be available all day every day till 28 March.:o
     
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    Seems too good to miss. The Scotrail site just let me buy singles each way for collection from the machine at our local station.

    Perhaps this is why traffic on the Borders line is looking so healthy.
     
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    Is it possible that Scotrail tried to set up promotional fares for the launch of the Borders Railway but implemented either the date or the station validity spectacularly wrongly?
     
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    So glad I seen this! Just booked tickets. Beats the priv fare :P
     
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    It's possible to go a lot further than East Kilbride too ;)
     
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    I take it as there's no restrictions on starting/stopping short then I could use this to go say from Motherwell to Haymarket?
     
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    As above most certainly. Also means that if you were a commuter between say Edinburgh and Glasgow you could buy one each way for every day you work. So your weekly commute would be £10 as opposed to £93.
     
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    All E to G commuters: get your next year's worth of tickets now before they realise!*

    *Your mileage may vary on the morality of so doing.
     
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    They already know. I expect the price will increase overnight, or first thing tomorrow.
     
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    Farewell cheap ticket :(
     
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    Well I've booked mine for the next 5 Hearts home games now :)
     
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    Already got mine. Not sure whether to just use it as an E-G ticket or a Tweedbank....
     
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    I was told earlier that Scotrail have issued an intruction to ticket offices not to sell these tickets. Even when there are no other tickets available for a journey!
     
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    So, if the passenger is making a journey for immediate travel, the passenger will be carried free of charge?!

    I can sort-of understand why they might want to issue an instruction not to sell these tickets for future travel, but surely not for immediate travel?!
     
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    So soon?! They could have just left it ;) :lol:
     
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    Scotrail journey planner current unavailable so that'll be them fixing this error just now.
     
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    Still available on Atos WebTIS sites.
     
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    It would be interesting to see under what powers this instruction was issued or whether it alternatively provides some form of legal indemnification against any claims made as a result of following it. I'm not aware of any provision to require that a published fare not be sold without going through the formal change procedure(*) which can take a couple of days to enact.

    (*) Set out in the TSA 4-10 (4) Creating or Changing Permanent Fares when incorrect.
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    I hope these fares were *altered* in the last fares setting round and they are not new fares? If they were new fares, it's going to take some legal shenanigans to get them changed as the provision normally used only covers fares that have been "deleted" or "amended" in error, but not any "created" in error.
     
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  29. Wallsendmag

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    No it doesn't because you can get a priv discount.
     
  30. Timster83

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    Turns out that a variation on this ticket works out cheaper than a season ticket between GLC and my home station on the southside of Glasgow.

    Unfortunately, I've bought 7 days' worth of tickets whilst sitting in an airport overseas and now my debit card has been blocked due to anti fraud checks. And they want me to call them at a cost of £3 per minute.

    If the code for the ToD has been issued, can the ticket issuer in any way revoke this? Or will there be no issues in collecting my tickets from my local ToD machine on Sunday evening?
     
  31. Glenmutchkin

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    I don't know what will happen on Sunday but I just collected the tickets that I booked yesterday for later this month. No problems at all.

    It looks like the fare is still available on the Scotrail booking site.

    https://www.buytickets.scotrail.co.uk/buytickets/combinedmatrix.aspx?Command=TimeTable
     
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