Would this be honoured? East Kilbride to Tweedbank

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by mbreckers, 4 Jan 2016.

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  1. Merseysider

    Merseysider Established Member Fares Advisor

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    There is no TOC restriction on the ticket, so no TOC restriction apples. You must simply travel via Aviemore.
     
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    Thanks for that JakeF. I had visions of a ticket inspector on the HST trying to charge me the full fare.
     
  3. NSEFAN

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    Agreed. In time, the line through to Carlisle might reopen as the population increases. The reopening to Tweedbank will have provided one of the stepping stones to achieve this goal. For now though, I doubt the line through to Carlisle could justify itself either financially or economically.

    If the guard questions you as to why it's that cheap, just be honest and say that you bought it when there was a bug in the fares database. It was fairly well known about within railway circles so I'd be surprised if the guard knew nothing of it. In any case, price doesn't determine validity.

    When I went on a similar trip a while back (Leigh (Kent) - Mexborough I believe...), the only comment I got was a guard asking how we found it, so that he could use his priv discount on it for a cheap day out to London! :lol:
     
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    It's fine. The Chieftain goes via Aviemore, that's the only restriction.
     
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    Thanks NSEFAN & Yorkie. I'm looking forward to be going to Inverness and even better on an HST.
     
  6. RochdalePioneers

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    I'm using my Nairn ticket for a visit to the Dalwhinnie distillery. And my Neilston ticket for a visit to the Auchentoshan distillery.

    Did I mention that I like distilleries...?
     
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