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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2019, 05:11:33 pm »

There's no indication they were all caught as the result of one operation or on one day.
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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2019, 05:38:33 pm »


The last TVM to be installed at a remote station (Clifton Down in this case) didn't last long.

There was a trial at Redland Station a few years back using an adapted street parking ticket machine which would just issue tickets valid on the Beach Line. It proved unreliable and was put out of use then later removed.
I think there still is a more modern ticket machine working at Clifton Down but only on one of the platfoms.
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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2019, 05:48:54 pm »

Although a couple could be identified as being on the SBL (caught at Avonmouth) the majority were caught by checks at Bristol Temple Meads.  Given the size of some of the fares avoided they were clearly not from the SBL.

As I mentioned. The one caught at Avonmouth wasn't at Temple Meads, though. Some of the high-value ones must have avoided more than one check before getting there. Interesting.
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« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2019, 05:54:10 pm »

There are quite a few 109 fares, which suggests they got on a Paddington on one of the ungated platforms and had a nasty surprise when they got off at Temple Meads. If only they had thought to seek out the Train Manager during the journey.
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« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2019, 06:15:58 pm »


I think there still is a more modern ticket machine working at Clifton Down but only on one of the platfoms.


...and it works about half the time.
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« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2019, 08:28:09 pm »

Does anybody know if those card tap in thingies that have been installed at the Beach Line platform entrances two or three years ago are doing anything yet? The cost of doing this could not have been insignificant and I've never seen anyone use them.
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