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Author Topic: Strange Fare Differences to North Wales  (Read 4889 times)
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« on: September 10, 2019, 10:30:18 am »

Researching a possible trip to North Wales I've discovered the following anomaly.  Using anytime single fares, to Conway:-
Newport  £78.40
STJ         £78.40
Patchway £52.80
B T Meads£52.80
with the last two being via a change at Newport.
Is there anything to stop me buying a ticket from Patchway (or even Pilning, and then saying I had to start from STJ as there are no trains from Pilning!) to get the cheaper ticket?
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 10:37:09 am »

better still, as break of journey allowed on Anytime singles, is to simply join the train at STJ and, only if questioned, say you changed trains at STJ, and buy as from BRI. But I doubt yuou'll get asked.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 12:58:16 pm »

There's really no need to volunteer information about pretend journeys.

The National Rail Conditions of Travel permit starting short on an Anytime Single.

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 12:59:04 pm »

I had better not add comment about SailRail tickets from Bristol to Dublin routed via Newport and Conway, as brea of journey is not allowed.

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2019, 01:08:17 pm »

Thanks all. Good to know that it is allowed.
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