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« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2013, 08:15:40 pm »

Oh, if you look online for Zone 6 you won't find it. It seems only ticket offices can print a ticket with that as the start / end point.

That's probably because tickets from Boundary Zones are effectively a specific type of excess fare, to be precise an excess fare that is pre-calculated and loaded into fares systems.  A ticket office is only supposed to sell you one if they have sight of the ticket you are extending, hence they aren't available online, and usually aren't available from TVMs (Ticket Vending Machine) - except in Southern's area...


Interesting... The next station down the line from me is a Southern station. I'll have to investigate.
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« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2013, 10:14:51 pm »

Works from Southern TVMs (Ticket Vending Machine) because you can buy tickets from another origin station. If you can only buy tickets from the station you're at, like with most TVMs, you obviously can't buy a Boundary Zone ticket.
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« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2013, 04:12:03 pm »

Works from Southern TVMs (Ticket Vending Machine) because you can buy tickets from another origin station. If you can only buy tickets from the station you're at, like with most TVMs, you obviously can't buy a Boundary Zone ticket.
Do Southern's TVMs have "Boundary Zone x" available to buy to/from?  I've tried buying to "Boundary Zone 6" on both SWT (South West Trains) and London Midland machines without success.
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« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2013, 04:33:36 pm »

I don't think you can buy to, but you can apparently buy from.
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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2019, 08:30:01 am »

Noticed another weird one in much the same vein:

Bristol Parkway to Newport
SDS  ANYTIME DAY S          ◊    STD  SINGLE   ADULT: £12.30   CHILD: £6.15
CDS (Off Peak Day Single [ticket type] (formerly 'Cheap Day'))  OFF-PEAK DAY S   W1    ◊    STD  SINGLE   ADULT: £12.00   CHILD: £6.00

Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
SDS  ANYTIME DAY S          ◊    STD  SINGLE   ADULT: £12.00   CHILD: £6.00

Both set by GWR (Great Western Railway). Presumably this is a mistake, as I can't exactly see them getting many 30ps from people who want to go to Newport and never come back.

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