Train Tickets Explained 2016

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UK train tickets were recently redesigned and are slowly being rolled out across the network. The new design, which has actually been floating around since 2014, has just reached the self-service machines in Farnham (although as of writing not the staffed ticket counter). The Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) claim the new design is supposed to make tickets “clearer and easier to understand.” With this in mind I thought it was time I updated my previous post explaining what you see on the British train tickets. [read more]

Posted on Monday 25th January, 2016 at 9:03 am in Obiter dicta.
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Train Tickets Explained

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Read the update to this post to cover the new style (2015/2016) tickets.

Since mid 2008 I have been saving my train tickets. In the last year or so I have collected them together into a database. That meant I had to spend some time working out the data you get on a UK train ticket:

Standard ticket [read more]

Posted on Thursday 25th October, 2012 at 1:55 pm in Obiter dicta.
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