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Hello,
Further to my previous post (http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/208592/train-tickets-london-to-brighton-po/) regarding £3 London to Brighton tickets, I made the trip this week end (excellent weather I must confess), and found out that my London to Brighton train stopped at Gatwick.
That can make £3 for a London Victoria - Gatwick in 40 minutes.

However: not all services stop a gatwick (my return train didn't), and as i am not familair with england train system, I am unsure you can actually exit before your arrival destination. Can someone confirm this?

Please, retain from voting hot or cold before the feasibility is known.
I will expire the thread myself if it does not work ;-)

- edit: this is for Gatwick Airport (I forgot there is a gatwick city nearby ;-( ), and such train tickets normally sell at £9.50 or more
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#1
T&Cs are a little ambiguous:

http://www.nationalexpresseastcoast.com/Travel-Information/General-ticket-information/Ticket-Sales-Terms-and-Conditions/

"You may not break and resume your journey at an intermediate station except to change to/from appropriate connecting trains where these are shown on your ticket(s) or other official itinerary. "

Not clear whether you are allowed to break and not resume journey at an intermediate station though. IMHO might be worth a punt, though might need some smooth talking to get through the Gatwick ticket gates.

HTH - Rufus.
#2
:whistling:i work for southern and with these advance tickets for £3 you are bound to a train time miss it tough luck you may not stray on diferent route but ....if you know that booked train going to stop at gatwick and thats what your planning and you do get challenged all you say is I FEEL ILL GOING TO FIND A CHEMIST!!!

and to top it all off railway staff cannot stop you once you are off the train as its false imprisonment as my college at work got warned for stopping a loady at the gate with no ticket!!!

so woohoo free travel if you know the system like every yob in town knows this even applies to revenue protection ...hence why im looking for a new job !!!!!
#3
RufusA
T&Cs are a little ambiguous:

http://www.nationalexpresseastcoast.com/Travel-Information/General-ticket-information/Ticket-Sales-Terms-and-Conditions/

"You may not break and resume your journey at an intermediate station except to change to/from appropriate connecting trains where these are shown on your ticket(s) or other official itinerary. "

Not clear whether you are allowed to break and not resume journey at an intermediate station though. IMHO might be worth a punt, though might need some smooth talking to get through the Gatwick ticket gates.

HTH - Rufus.


I don't quite see the ambiguity here. They are saying with an advance ticket you must go from A to B without stopping (changing) at C - unless your ticket stipulates you have to. Generally there is nothing to stop you from getting off the train earlier than you should (even though you are not meant to), but as you point out if there is a ticket barrier it might present problems. Gatwick if I remember right doesn't have a ticket barrier - I'm not sure there are ticket inspectors regularly located there either - someone might have an alternative view.
#4
So, who is gonna give it a try?
I would like to, but ryanair flies from Stansted (or Luton)
#5
No ticket barriers at Gatwick so I can't see how you could get challenged. By the way the £3 quid tickets don't ever seem to work in the barriers either at Victoria or in Brighton, I guess this is because they want them to be manually checked.

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