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    • Emmathreadneedl
    • By Emmathreadneedl 8th Apr 18, 10:22 AM
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    Split ticketing season ticket loophole help!
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    • 8th Apr 18, 10:22 AM
    Split ticketing season ticket loophole help! 8th Apr 18 at 10:22 AM
    So my husbands season ticket is up for renewal ( margate to wandsworth using southeastern services) and we are considering split ticketing the season ticket at new cross. His train doesn't actually stop at new cross, but according to an article in Kent life in December last year it doesn't need to.
    Its considerably cheaper to do this. However both of us are very nervous to try it, there seem to be no option to try it out for a week, and we are terrified of getting fined or the loophole being changed. I suppose I'm asking if anyone out there uses this loophole and has reassuring stories or can shed more light on it!
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    • stragglebod
    • By stragglebod 8th Apr 18, 11:17 AM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 11:17 AM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 11:17 AM
    It's not a loophole. It's specifically allowed under the rules of the railway:

    http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/Conditions%20of%20Travel%202016.pdf

    Section 14.2

    If you need reassurance, post on railforums.co.uk and one of the experts there will help.
    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 8th Apr 18, 2:24 PM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 2:24 PM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 2:24 PM
    ...there seem to be no option to try it out for a week...
    Originally posted by Emmathreadneedl
    Can you not buy weekly seasons... just to try it out?

    But you really don't need to do that, as Stragglebod is right... this is a perfectly valid arrangement.
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    • Adamskiodp
    • By Adamskiodp 16th Apr 18, 9:04 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 9:04 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 9:04 PM
    As long as the train goes through New Cross, it doesnít need to stop there. Are there any trains from Margate that go to Wandsworth via New Cross?
    Last edited by Adamskiodp; 16-04-2018 at 9:06 PM. Reason: Predictive text!
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