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old_miner
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20/02/2015 : 07:51:08      reply with quote


It is no longer possible to use most rail travel concessions between 4 pm and 6:30 pm Mon. to Fri.

I assumed that this was at the instigation of the railway companies. Evidently not. It was a directive from central government. Is this the thin end of the wedge for other travel concessions.
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20/02/2015 : 08:12:20      reply with quote


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This applies to all train services in West Yorkshire, and associated routes, between 16:01 and 18:29.
Tickets affected

Off-peak Day Singles and Return tickets
Duo tickets
West Yorkshire Adult Bus and Train DayRover*
West Yorkshire Family Bus and Train DayRover*
West Yorkshire Adult and Concession Train Only DayRovers
West Yorkshire Senior ENCTS pass **
West Yorkshire Disabled ENCTS pass (bearer only & with/without companion) **

* Bus travel is not permitted before 0930, but no evening peak restriction applies to bus travel on these tickets.
**English National Concessionary Travel Scheme pass-holders, who are currently entitled to half-price, off-peak rail travel will be able to purchase a half-fare Anytime ticket during the evening peak period.
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old_miner
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20/02/2015 : 20:21:36      reply with quote


As I understand it you have to be on a train that is timetables before 16:01.

I found out that the concession applies to pre 9:30 tickets the expensive way. Being a bit early for the 9:43 Bradford train I paid the higher price as I used the machine before 9:30

Thought there had been a hefty fare rise, until the penny dropped. Not a fortune so put it down to experience. Nice to know it also applies between 4 and 6 30.

Still a government rather than local cut. All those missing dodged taxes need to be made up some way.
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Spanish Omelette
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20/02/2015 : 20:57:48      reply with quote


Got to be careful if using the Silsden to Leeds train.
Return ticket price is either 」6.50 or a staggering 」13.00!!!!!
Talk about taking the P
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gazzer
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20/02/2015 : 22:13:19      reply with quote


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posted by Spanish Omelette
Got to be careful if using the Silsden to Leeds train.
Return ticket price is either 」6.50 or a staggering 」13.00!!!!!
Talk about taking the P
」9 top price..still a rip off
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Spanish Omelette
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23/02/2015 : 11:19:34      reply with quote


Was told that if I returned after 4pm the cost would be 」13 return. I therefore had to make an economical decision and return prior to 4pm (cost 」6.50 - which is more than enough to pay!). No point wasting hard-earned to give to our local train company!
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gazzer
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23/02/2015 : 12:54:25      reply with quote


If you travel both ways in peak time the top fare is 」9 the cheapest off peak is 」6-60.I think its because you look like a gentleman who would only travel 1st class they charged you a bit extra
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Spanish Omelette
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23/02/2015 : 13:06:06      reply with quote


Very true Gazzer very true!!

I think they have a policy of trying to fleece as much out of passengers as possible!
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gazzer
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23/02/2015 : 17:07:59      reply with quote


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posted by Spanish Omelette
Very true Gazzer very true!!

I think they have a policy of trying to fleece as much out of passengers as possible!
Well if you have a Waitrose carrier bag what do you expect...I always have a Lidl carrier bag myself!!
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24/02/2015 : 14:35:55      reply with quote


I use the service between lancaster and Blackpool regularly, the 4pm to 6 ish, ban on off peak did not apply last time I used it. So it can't be nationwide.
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old_miner
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25/02/2015 : 07:53:22      reply with quote


It is West Yorkshire only and is about London controlling transport subsidies up north.
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Raver
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25/02/2015 : 08:48:59      reply with quote


Sorry the facts don't support this anti North argument. Concessions have FREE post 0930 rail travel in Greater Manchester & Merseyside. It's a West Yorkshire Metro issue - who I think are under Labour control?

Blame them!
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Peter
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25/02/2015 : 09:52:59      reply with quote


From Monday 8 September (2014) off-peak tickets can no longer be used between 16:01 to 18:29 on weekdays.

A new agreement between Northern Rail and the Department for Transport means that from Monday 8 September, a range of off-peak tickets can no longer be used on weekday evening peak times.


This applies to all train services in West Yorkshire, and associated routes, between 16:01 and 18:29.

Tickets affected
桧ff-peak Day Singles and Return tickets
疋uo tickets
標est Yorkshire Adult Bus and Train DayRover*
標est Yorkshire Family Bus and Train DayRover*
標est Yorkshire Adult and Concession Train Only DayRovers
標est Yorkshire Senior ENCTS pass **
標est Yorkshire Disabled ENCTS pass (bearer only & with/without companion) **

* Bus travel is not permitted before 0930, but no evening peak restriction applies to bus travel on these tickets.

**English National Concessionary Travel Scheme pass-holders, who are currently entitled to half-price, off-peak rail travel will be able to purchase a half-fare Anytime ticket during the evening peak period.

More information
www.wymetro.com/peak-restrictions/
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gazzer
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25/02/2015 : 12:33:33      reply with quote


Northern Rail were asked by the Government to look at their funding streams and they choose to increase peak fares calling not a price rise but a price change. Does not fool anyone.
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old_miner
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28/02/2015 : 08:33:03      reply with quote


Yorkshire trampled on by Tory southerners. Nothing new then.
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28/02/2015 : 10:57:36      reply with quote


That will be the case whichever party is in power. The labour lot may wear red ties, but they've blue linings to their jackets. They only know the North exists when they want votes or soldiers.
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05/03/2015 : 20:14:59      reply with quote


Buffs
Coal
East Kent

Not all southerners are Tory toffs.
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