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    • MrWalt
    • By MrWalt 9th Mar 17, 7:43 PM
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    Alighting at earlier train stop?
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    • 9th Mar 17, 7:43 PM
    Alighting at earlier train stop? 9th Mar 17 at 7:43 PM
    So as a family we have booked 4 sets of Advance Single tix up and down to Berwick for the Easter Hols

    Since booking we now need to hire a car once we're there, it's a lot cheaper to get one in Newcastle en route

    I wish to alight the train early to collect hire-car but Virgin say I can't do this as tix are point to point

    If I book and have in-hand a Berwick to Newcastle ticket when leaving Newcastle station would be I ok despite not actually having travelled that leg?
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    • Alter ego
    • By Alter ego 9th Mar 17, 7:45 PM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 7:45 PM
    Virgin say I can't do this as tix are point to point
    Originally posted by MrWalt
    Answered your own Q
    Ignore me if you like, it's not the real me anyway.
    • wealdroam
    • By wealdroam 9th Mar 17, 7:59 PM
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    • #3
    • 9th Mar 17, 7:59 PM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 7:59 PM
    Do we need this second thread?

    What was wrong with your earlier thread?
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 9th Mar 17, 8:03 PM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 8:03 PM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 8:03 PM
    Scattergun approach perhaps?
    Signed Sleazy
    Otherwise known as the Lounge Lizard
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 9th Mar 17, 8:59 PM
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    • #5
    • 9th Mar 17, 8:59 PM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 8:59 PM
    I'd love to help but have never worked out whether 'alight' means to get on or off
    • neilio
    • By neilio 10th Mar 17, 12:00 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 12:00 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 12:00 PM
    Post deleted.

    Apologies, my comment was assuming you were travelling up from the south but it sounds like you are coming down from the north, so my comment made no sense. Sorry.
    Last edited by neilio; 10-03-2017 at 12:08 PM. Reason: Misunderstanding of OP
    • wealdroam
    • By wealdroam 10th Mar 17, 12:34 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 12:34 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 12:34 PM
    Post deleted.

    Apologies, my comment was assuming you were travelling up from the south but it sounds like you are coming down from the north, so my comment made no sense. Sorry.
    Originally posted by neilio
    The OP is travelling from the south to Berwick and is considering stopping short at Newcastle. As part of his cunning plan, he is asking whether buying an extra ticket from Berwick to Newcastle will absolve him from breaking the Advance Ticket rules.

    The OP's question has been answered on his other thread.
    • neilio
    • By neilio 10th Mar 17, 1:36 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 1:36 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 1:36 PM
    The OP is travelling from the south to Berwick and is considering stopping short at Newcastle. As part of his cunning plan, he is asking whether buying an extra ticket from Berwick to Newcastle will absolve him from breaking the Advance Ticket rules.

    The OP's question has been answered on his other thread.
    Originally posted by wealdroam
    Oops. I just re-read again. Clearly it's been a hard week and I'm not paying attention on here. Sorry for needlessly clogging up the thread.
    • pendragon_arther
    • By pendragon_arther 11th Mar 17, 9:42 AM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 9:42 AM
    Has the world gone mad? You buy a ticket from A to B and if you want to get off sooner than B you can't?

    Re-nationalise the railways springs to mind.
    “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.”
    ― Groucho Marx
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 11th Mar 17, 12:01 PM
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    Has the world gone mad? You buy a ticket from A to B and if you want to get off sooner than B you can't?
    Originally posted by pendragon_arther
    If you buy the severely restricted cheap advance tickets, then no you can't

    Re-nationalise the railways springs to mind.
    Originally posted by pendragon_arther
    And then I suspect that those severely restricted cheap advance tickets wouldn't be available at all
    • JezR
    • By JezR 11th Mar 17, 2:34 PM
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    Has the world gone mad? You buy a ticket from A to B and if you want to get off sooner than B you can't?

    Re-nationalise the railways springs to mind.
    Originally posted by pendragon_arther
    Not being allowed to stop short on these kinds of tickets goes back to the days of British Rail and Apex.
    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 11th Mar 17, 4:06 PM
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    Has the world gone mad? You buy a ticket from A to B and if you want to get off sooner than B you can't?
    Originally posted by pendragon_arther
    Yes, you can. The answer was posted on his other thread (of the same name http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5615424) but, all in accordance with Sod's Law, all the recent replies have come in on this one........
    • pendragon_arther
    • By pendragon_arther 12th Mar 17, 7:47 AM
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    If you buy the severely restricted cheap advance tickets, then no you can't



    And then I suspect that those severely restricted cheap advance tickets wouldn't be available at all
    Originally posted by p00hsticks
    I wish I could see into the future too.



    Not being allowed to stop short on these kinds of tickets goes back to the days of British Rail and Apex.
    Originally posted by JezR
    What days are these you speak of? I've never known that and I've been using trains for about 50 years.
    “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.”
    ― Groucho Marx
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