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    • Nikkisun
    • By Nikkisun 11th Oct 16, 12:42 PM
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    Train Ticket Question
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    • 11th Oct 16, 12:42 PM
    Train Ticket Question 11th Oct 16 at 12:42 PM
    I need a single ticket from Victoria to Polegate on Friday 30th December. A single is £29ish whereas a day return (from Polegate to Victoria) is £11ish, can I buy the day return and just use the return part or will it know I didn't use the outward part and not let me come back?
    xxx Nikki xxx
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    • elverson
    • By elverson 11th Oct 16, 12:51 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 12:51 PM
    Are you sure the £11 is not for Advance tickets (which are for specific trains only?)

    Are you using a Railcard?
    • Nikkisun
    • By Nikkisun 11th Oct 16, 12:53 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 12:53 PM
    Are you sure the £11 is not for Advance tickets (which are for specific trains only?)

    Are you using a Railcard?
    Originally posted by elverson
    It's not an advance ticket it's a super off peak day return. Yes I'll be using a 16-25 railcard.
    xxx Nikki xxx
    • martindow
    • By martindow 11th Oct 16, 1:04 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:04 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:04 PM
    I suspect it will depend what time of day you are going to be travelling. If you try using the return half at 09.30 you are likely to have problems. If you are going to be getting a train in the late afternoon or evening there would be no way of telling you haven't used the outbound portion.
    • Nikkisun
    • By Nikkisun 11th Oct 16, 1:06 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:06 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:06 PM
    I suspect it will depend what time of day you are going to be travelling. If you try using the return half at 09.30 you are likely to have problems. If you are going to be getting a train in the late afternoon or evening there would be no way of telling you haven't used the outbound portion.
    Originally posted by martindow
    Thanks - I won't be using the return part until around 8pm so should be ok I hope!
    xxx Nikki xxx
    • wealdroam
    • By wealdroam 11th Oct 16, 1:07 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:07 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:07 PM
    An Off Peak Day Single from Victoria to Polegate is £19.40 with railcard, not £29ish.
    • Nikkisun
    • By Nikkisun 11th Oct 16, 1:11 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:11 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:11 PM
    Apologies I meant £19ish - slip of the finger! £11.80 is still cheaper though!
    xxx Nikki xxx
    • yorkie2
    • By yorkie2 11th Oct 16, 11:29 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 11:29 PM
    Thanks - I won't be using the return part until around 8pm so should be ok I hope!
    Originally posted by Nikkisun
    That's fine.

    (If you want to uses buses/tubes/trains any time between 0930 and when you leave London, that would be £15.50 for a Polegate to London Zones 1-6 Super off peak day Travelcard).
    • Nikkisun
    • By Nikkisun 12th Oct 16, 7:43 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 7:43 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 7:43 PM
    That's fine.

    (If you want to uses buses/tubes/trains any time between 0930 and when you leave London, that would be £15.50 for a Polegate to London Zones 1-6 Super off peak day Travelcard).
    Originally posted by yorkie2
    Thanks - have booked the return ticket.
    xxx Nikki xxx
    • glider3560
    • By glider3560 12th Oct 16, 8:15 PM
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    This looks to be one of those cases where fares are different in each direction. The super off-peak is not available if buying the ticket in the other direction. Absolutely stupid system.

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