Train cheaper for further??

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Public Transport & Cycling
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Public Transport & Cycling
Hi, I'm looking to go from barrow > Lancaster by train which costs around 13.10, however if I select barrow in Furness > Preston instead it is 10.50. This is the stop after Lancaster on the same train

Is it allowed to be able to use the barrow to Preston ticket and get off at Lancaster instead?

Thank you

Kavan

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  • p00hsticksp00hsticks Forumite
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    Kav173 wrote: »
    Hi, I'm looking to go from barrow > Lancaster by train which costs around 13.10, however if I select barrow in Furness > Preston instead it is 10.50. This is the stop after Lancaster on the same train

    Is it allowed to be able to use the barrow to Preston ticket and get off at Lancaster instead?

    Thank you

    Kavan

    It'll depend on what type of ticket it is - if it is an Advance ticket then I don't think the T &C's usually allow you to 'stop short'.

    I can't see the fares you quote - are you looking at singles or returns ?
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    Kav173 wrote: »
    Hi, I'm looking to go from barrow > Lancaster by train which costs around 13.10, however if I select barrow in Furness > Preston instead it is 10.50. This is the stop after Lancaster on the same train

    Is it allowed to be able to use the barrow to Preston ticket and get off at Lancaster instead?

    Thank you

    Kavan

    Probably not, but since there is no barrier at Lancaster you are unlikely to face problems. If you are talking about return tickets, you would need to have some way to get yourself to Preston before beginning your journey back.
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    Kav173 wrote: »
    Hi, I'm looking to go from barrow > Lancaster by train which costs around 13.10, however if I select barrow in Furness > Preston instead it is 10.50. This is the stop after Lancaster on the same train

    Is it allowed to be able to use the barrow to Preston ticket and get off at Lancaster instead?

    Thank you

    Kavan
    It is true that an Advance fare from Barrow to Preston is cheaper than a flexible walk-up fare from Barrow to Lancaster.

    In practice you are likely get away with finishing short at Lancaster, but its not permitted ( see https://www.google.co.uk/search?safe=active&q=Legality+of+finishing+short+on+Advance+ticket for more information on that)
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