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Train ticket question

If I book a ticket to travel from A to C and then discover that the train stops at B which happens to be more convenient than getting on at A, is that allowed? I've tried looking online but can't find a definitive answer


  • jon81uk
    jon81uk Posts: 3,793 Forumite
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    Depends on the ticket.
    Standard flexible tickets yes, break in journey is permitted. Advance tickets or special offers, no only the journey specified.
  • daveyjp
    daveyjp Posts: 12,684 Forumite
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    edited 31 January 2023 at 12:41PM
    Ticket type is important and like everything with railway tickets a defintive answer may not exist!

    National Rail info

    6. Break of journey

    6.1 Break of journey is allowed on the outward and return portions of Off-Peak tickets unless otherwise indicated by a restriction shown against the ticket's validity code.

    6.2 You may start, break and resume, or end your journey at any intermediate station along the route of travel on Off-Peak tickets unless the ticket restriction for the journey you are making does not allow it. If you intend to start, break and resume, or end your journey at any intermediate station, please call 03457 48 49 50 to check if it is available on your specific journey.

  • Wonka_2
    Wonka_2 Posts: 710 Forumite
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    And following the above irrespective of the ticket rules there may be additional issues

    If station B has barriers the ticket won't let you through
    If it's known saving then staff/inspectors may be wise to this
    CCTV is everywhere nowadays if you choose to try and do it and lie 

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