Train ticket question
in Public transport & cycling
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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
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Standard flexible tickets yes, break in journey is permitted. Advance tickets or special offers, no only the journey specified.
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.
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