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Kabloomybuzz
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When you have to change trains, do you have to get the next train available at the connection station or can you get a later one? Reason being I'm going to a gig overnight and on the way back the next day the station to change at is my hometown and I want to visit my parents. Would I be able to leave the station and come back and get a later train or would ticket barriers/inspectors have a tizzy? Is this allowed or would I have to get 2 tickets?
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It depends a bit on what sort of ticket you have.

If you have an Advance ticket (i.e. with booked seats for specific trains), you have to get on those trains and can't use your ticket for anything else (though they would generally be reasonable if, say, a massive delay to train 1 meant that you missed train 2).

If you have a return ticket with no reservations, then generally the rule is that you can't break your outward journey, but it's fine to break your return journey. So if you're travelling from town A to town C to see a gig, then you couldn't stop at town B on the way there, but you could on the way back. Obviously, you do have to respect any other restrictions on the ticket (i.e. if it's an off-peak ticket you won't be able to travel at certain times).
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(Original post by Persipan)
It depends a bit on what sort of ticket you have.

If you have an Advance ticket (i.e. with booked seats for specific trains), you have to get on those trains and can't use your ticket for anything else (though they would generally be reasonable if, say, a massive delay to train 1 meant that you missed train 2).
:yes: This is what I was told.
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Its not an advance ticket, just an off peak return. Should have made that clear.

So the ticket barrier wouldn't eat your ticket? It is it best to show an actual person?
I'll probably double check with someone at the station too. I was just wondering if anyone had done this
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Double check to make sure you can break your journey.
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I don't know if the barrier would eat your ticket or not because obviously you are not at the destination on the ticket yet. I usually just show my ticket to an inspector at the barrier saying ill be coming back though and I've never had a problem with it.
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(Original post by Kabloomybuzz)
So the ticket barrier wouldn't eat your ticket? It is it best to show an actual person?
I'll probably double check with someone at the station too. I was just wondering if anyone had done this
I should have said - yeah, I break return journeys all the time; it's fine! The machine shouldn't eat your ticket, but if in doubt, find a person.
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