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Author Topic: MTLS Fare Strike Date Set For 28/01/2008  (Read 2891 times)
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« on: January 11, 2008, 03:17:43 pm »

Preparations are moving apace, according to the I Hate First Great Western Blog (link below.)
http://ihatefirstgreatwestern.blogspot.com/2008/01/we-can-strike-too.html
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008, 03:28:35 pm »

So how does this work then?  Do I just get on the train and refuse to pay?  If I fare strict they are not going to let me through the barriers at Exeter St. David's?  Or is it just a case of not getting on the train and going by some other means instead? Huh
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008, 03:32:20 pm »

The the service down here really that bad though? Also - you use Arriva don't you?
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008, 03:37:19 pm »

So how does this work then?  Do I just get on the train and refuse to pay?  If I fare strict they are not going to let me through the barriers at Exeter St. David's?  Or is it just a case of not getting on the train and going by some other means instead? Huh
It's a subject thats been hotly debated on this forum in the past, you need to get hold of MTLS (More Train Less Strain) to get a "fare strike ticket", but, be advised that if you are caught by Revenue Protection Inspector and you get prosecuted you could well end up paying a fine of up to ^1000 and/or 3 months imprisonment for fare evasion!
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2008, 03:41:51 pm »

...someone better warn the prisons then
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2008, 03:57:56 pm »

Oh, I'm not even considering doing it and my journey to work is pretty smooth overall - both Arriva and FGW (First Great Western).  I was just curious.  No, I've got my Devon and Cornwall Gold Card for a year!  On that subject, I put the ticket through the gates at St.Davids twice a day - how long will the ticket last, it's already looking a bit worse for wear after two months?!  And after it stops working I guess I have to just show it to the guys and girls on the gate?
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2008, 04:02:21 pm »

Oh, I'm not even considering doing it and my journey to work is pretty smooth overall - both Arriva and FGW (First Great Western).  I was just curious.  No, I've got my Devon and Cornwall Gold Card for a year!  On that subject, I put the ticket through the gates at St.Davids twice a day - how long will the ticket last, it's already looking a bit worse for wear after two months?!  And after it stops working I guess I have to just show it to the guys and girls on the gate?
If and when it gets worn out any booking office shuld replace it for a fresh ticket.
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